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The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) model of equine therapy is renowned for its structure, code of ethics, adaptability, and proven success. It focuses on a team approach between the horse, the equine specialist, and the mental health professional to create opportunities for the clients to work through challenges and figure out solutions for themselves. The goal of this approach is to help the client realize that he or she has the ability within to solve problems and overcome obstacles.