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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Wellness Program For Women Rebuilding

Their Livelihoods

Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA


 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is the use of equines to treat human psychological problems in and around an equestrian facility, it helps clients with trauma related issues, grief, loss and anxiety disorders.  Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is used as a means to assist the patient in reaching their treatment goals through their own experiences in the space with equines - allowing for the client's narrative. 

The equestrian facility acts as a metaphor for emotional pain, and through hands-on experiences clients are able to connect with difficult issues. Clients have an opportunity to interact with equines while engaging in therapeutic growth on at the equine facility.  An EAGALA licensed Mental Health Professional and a qualified Equine Specialist work together with horses and clients as equal partners in an experiential process that empowers life-changing outcomes. 

EAGALA is a revolutionary mental health treatment model incorporating horses who are highly attuned and offer a safe space for clients to discover their answers within themselves.

EAGALA’s Code of Ethics serves as our global standard to conduct business, and guide practice for all members, providing for the wellbeing and safety of our clients and horses.

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Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA

Empowering Women To Build Life Skills.

Working with horses creates a unique memory that causes the attendee to remember the training far longer than sitting in ‘just-another classroom’. Each woman will gain empowerment through group exercises that focus on individual qualities and at the same time, they will have some extreme fun and life changing moments. All skills learned in the arena are paralleled back to their everyday lives, ensuring that the learned skills are transferred to how they deal with people, choices and the world around them. By working with their teachers, women will build strong, solid skills that they can draw upon when they are faced with choices in everyday life. Our 8-week program series, north of Boston, builds on one particular skill each week and then continues building on those skills as the participants move to the next week.

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Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA

Our Mission Is To Help Women Live The Lives They Were Truly Meant For.

At Lazy J Ranch, we're on a mission to empower women - who deserve nothing less than their best selves every day. Our life skills programs and activities are designed with the goal of helping women find their own personal empowerment, teaching skills for healthy relationships, healthy communication, boundary setting and more.


This isn’t a loose cannon. Through our proven and researched programs, the Fundamental Principals and Form of Delivery we can guarantee an outcome. The learned skills don’t just stay in the arena. All objectives are paralleled back to everyday life and help clients to gain the skills and the self-esteem necessary to reintegrate back into the lives they were truly meant for.

Equine Assisted Learning through Lazy J Ranch is NOT equine therapy. We do not require a clinical professional with us to do these exercises and programs. Equine Assisted Learning works, because the teachers are the horses!

Connect with us to learn how you and your organization can work collaboratively with us and our evidence-based approach, to help your women become empowered while hitting objectives and building critical life skills that are parallel to yours.

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Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA

Changing Women's Lives.

  • that internal dialogue needs to match external actions

  • that force does not equate to movement 

  • that looking back stops movement forward

  • how to develop healthy relationships

  • how to accept responsibility and accountability

  • how to overcome barriers to find change

  • that it takes courage to make the changes the horse is telling them

  • how to be creative and innovative

  • how to find opportunity in working together

  • how to develop their decision making skills

  • how to take appropriate risks to get out of their comfort zone

  • how to develop patience to take it one step at a time

  • the importance of communicating their vision with direction

  • how to find the leader within themselves

  • how to realize the benefits associated with effective communication

  • the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity... All while having a blast!

What People Are Saying

“Today I learned that instead of always taking from others, I have the ability to help others as well. I also need to learn to not just shove people aside, because of me thinking that they don’t have the ability to teach me something. When every person has something to offer."

Woman Participant

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