Barn Chat with Lynn Thomas


Lynn Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, receiving her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Utah in 1995. She is pioneer in getting Equine assisted learning into the mainstream.

Lynn co-founded Eagala, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, providing training and certification in the Eagala Model of incorporating horses in psychotherapy. In the 21 years she served as its CEO, Lynn built Eagala into a leading organization in the area of horses for mental health.

Currently Lynn is the CEO and founder of Arenas for Change (ARCH), an organization focused on values-based community learning and supporting emotional safety and healing through horses. Thanks to the diligent work over the years by Lynn incorporating horses into treatment is no longer considered as a fringe treatment. Co founded of horses for mental health which advocates and amplified public awareness.