BHW Hayley Sumner Interviewed on WNYT TV

Berkshire HorseWorks founder and Executive Director, Hayley Sumner was interviewed on March 21 by Phil Bayly on Forum 13 on WNYT TV in Albany, New York. In the ten minute interview Sumner discusses how Berkshire HorseWorks uses the EAGALA model of equine-assisted learning and equine-assisted therapy to work with individuals, families, and organizations. (Click to view video.)

WNYT.com_TV_Interview_with_HayleyIn the interview, Sumner explains that the EAGALA model is based on four principled tenets:

  • ground-based
  • solution focused
  • code of ethics driven
  • facilitated by a team including a licensed mental health professional along with an equine specialist

Sumner also provides examples of who uses equine-assisted learning and therapy in different types of situations and how the process benefits individuals and groups.

Also shared during the interview is the upcoming Berkshire HorseWorks fundraising event on Saturday, May 16 that features author and horseman, Tim Hayes. Hayes’ recently published book, Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal, will be showcased in a Meet the Author event that follows an all-day natural horsemanship clinic. (Please note that the date stated during interview as April 18 was not the correct date.) Those interested in the event can download an event flyer and registration form.

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