Holly Ohlson

Holly Ohlson

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Holly Ohlson has been a professional in the horse business for over 45 years coaching riders, competing and training horses internationally. She immigrated to Australia from Southern California in 1988 where she continued to train horses and coach riders. 
Holly attended her first Eagala Model training in 2008, became an Eagala certified Equine Specialist and started the Eagala Model business Horse Sense For Humans. 
Since then Holly has worked in Queensland with a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist providing Eagala Model EAP and EAL programs for a variety of client populations including residential addiction recovery. She recently re-located to the NSW South Coast and is working with three mental health professionals providing Eagala Model programs.
Holly has served as convener for the Eagala Pacific Horse Safety and Well-being Focus Group since 2011. The focus group has produced two Eagala Conference Presentations on Horse Welfare and Safety and Risk Management.
Holly became Eagala advanced certified in 2014, became a mentor in 2016 and has been a member of the Ethics Committee since 2014.

"When I attended my first Eagala training I knew that this was the work I wanted to pursue and that Eagala was the right model for me. 
During my professional career in the horse business, it has always been important for me to uphold the highest professional standards and I was drawn to the Eagala Model because of their professional standards.
Since beginning this work, I have seen amazing results for clients and have witnessed horses doing things I would never have imagined possible in the 45 years I have been working with them. It is important to me to acknowledge how much we owe our equine team members and how important it is to treat them ethically, always being aware of their well-being. 
It is truly a privilege to work as an Eagala Model Equine Specialist and to continue my own personal growth and learning through the mentoring process."