What is Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)?
Equine Assisted Learning is a unique approach to learning that involves interactive, goal-oriented activities with horses. Riding horses is NOT a part of this program.
When horses are allowed to live naturally in herds and family groups, every horse is important and has a job and a responsibility to the herd. The horses figure this out. That’s what happens to people when they participate in these Equine Assisted Programs. People learn who they are and find their own individual strengths!
Why use horses?
- Self discovery and self awareness come to the human when interacting with the horse whose language is unspoken.
A horse gives a willing participant instant, honest feedback without the perceived fear of judgment or rejection.
Horses learn to be assertive without being confrontational. They teach us how to experience team building and develop strong leadership skills.
Why don’t our clients ride the horses?
Ground-based work is safer than riding
Activities with horses on the ground are richer therapeutically
EAL Programs provide a greater sense of self development / awareness
Less instruction is involved in ground work and thus clients are more able to guide their own experiences
Who could benefit from equine assisted growth and learning?
Everyone! Individuals, children, families, couples, sport teams, committees and boards of all kinds and corporations that are looking to improve communication, leadership and creativity. In fact people of all ages can grow and learn by being in the company of horses. Some examples of items we cover are leadership, conflict resolution, accountability, dealing with ambiguity, leveraging diversity, trust, team cohesion and time management. Whatever the need, we will customize a program for you and your group.