Equine Assisted Learning


What is Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a learner based educational experience with horses. More specifically, EAL is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises and find themselves learning valuable life skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere while working with horses. EAL has proven to be effective, powerful, positive, educational and creative.

The Academy of Equine Assisted Learnings program emphasizes its building-block curriculum of facilitating life skills through positively reinforced interaction with horses. Exercises are developed to encourage self confidence through validated hands-on experiences. Current research has found that this experiential form of learning to be most effective.

Why Horses?

Horses are tough and stead fast dance partners. Horses consistently react to stimulus provided by participants. Some of the joys associated with working around the horses are - they don't judge, but they constantly assess. Their feedback is honest and instant.


An EAL exercise

Learning to listen to what horses have to say is powerful and can sometimes spur the answer to individual change by including horses in specially designed educational exercises, equine-assisted facilitators have greatly multiplied the participants rate of success to self discovery. How?

Horses can magnify an individual's problem immediately and provide a skilled facilitator the opportunity to identify an individual's character. Horses don't overthink a participants motive but horses do challenge their behaviour and leadership.