“The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala), a (inter)national equine assisted therapy organization said, “Eagala is supportive of the Barr amendment including adaptive sports, equine assisted therapy, as well as non-traditional and innovative approaches and treatment practices as VA-determined covered services in the IMPROVE Act ANS being marked up by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. It is critical that alternate therapies, like equine assisted therapy, be supported in this bill. Thousands of veterans across the country already use equine assisted therapy in their road to recovery. Be it mental health, post-traumatic stress, or physical impairments, therapies incorporating horses allows the veteran to recover in an interactive environment that suits their needs. Eagala commends Representative Barr for ensuring that equine assisted therapy is a covered service to help combat veteran suicide in the IMPROVE Act.”
Hope-thru-Horses, Inc. offers other ways to continue services if goals aren’t met within the 8 allowable sessions.
EAGALA Military Designation pending