The Horse Inspired Growth & Learning Center Inc.

Robin Dunning, Eagala Certified Equine Professional

Eagala Network Coordinator

Eagala Ethics Committee

​Our Team

The Horse Inspired Growth & Learning Center Inc. was established in 2005 by Robin Dunning and Pam Dudek for the purpose of providing an ethical, powerful resource for improving lives through the use of horses. We continue that focus with our team here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. / 410-456-6256

 Robin has been working with horses for the past 40 years training, instructing, breeding and competing on a local and national level. In addition, she owned and operated her horse farm for  22 years. The importance of selecting horses for this program requires someone that, not only has an in depth understanding of horses but can also observe them in their natural environment which is crucial to the process of selecting horses that are appropriate for the program. During sessions it is her job to observe the horses and how they are interacting with the clients watching for patterns to emerge.  Because the horses will respond in often subtle ways it is her responsibility to identify questions that will aid the client in discovery. Robin has also worked in the mental health field as a mental health worker at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. Robin also serves on the EAGALA Ethics Committee.

Molly Foster, Eagala Certified Equine Professional

Certified Path Instructor

Molly is the owner of Glendale Farm and the head riding instructor of the Glendale Riding School.

For most of her life Molly has been in the company of horses. Her passion and dedication to her horses

and her students is undeniable. In addition to instructing and training, Molly is also a

Path certified instructor and hosted a therapeutic riding center for 25 years. With her deep knowledge

of horses and her passion for helping others she became interested in the EAGALA model several years

ago. After Horse Inspired moved to Easton, Maryland Molly pursued her interest by providing

Horse Inspired a new home and has been instrumental in helping us grow in our new community.

By March of 2016 Molly had completed her certification and is currently working as part of the team. 


Horse Inspired partners with mental health professionals in our community to meet the needs of our clients. Because the EAGALA model is a team approach, a licensed mental health professional and Equine Specialist are always present in our sessions.