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Betsy Hickok, LCPC, Director, Learn with horses, LLC

historic Naval Academy Dairy Farm, Gambrills, Maryland


Betsy Hickok is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who grew up with horses in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

As a young woman she worked with her sister Ronni as a professional horse packer in the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado and Utah.

Betsy went on to earn a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology. She returned to her passion for horses when she joined her clinical skills with training and certification by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) as a Mental Health Specialist.

She founded Learn With Horses, LLC, after years of observing the profound positive growth that can happen for people when they spend time around horses. EAGALA gives Betsy's clients a way to actively work with horses to discover their own courage, strengths and abilities to create a good life.

All EAGALA work is ground based—there is no horseback riding involved, so anyone can participate.

Betsy Hickok lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband Doug Hickok, an executive coach and author.



Sandra Wiseman, Equine Specialist


"Where the wisdom of the horse meets the wisdom in you"