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Equine Assisted Learning

What is Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)?

EAL is similar to EAP; however,the focus is not on therapy, but on having the client(s) participate in an experiential learning activity that is educational in format and focuses on interactive team-building, communication, problem-solving, responibility, and critical & creative thinking.

Who can benefit from EAL?


*School classes

*Youth Groups

*Sport Teams


*Businesses (co-workers/teams)

*Corporate management teams

*Colleges (leadership, women's empowerment, boundaries)

How many sessions would we need to get results?

The number of sessions depends on the goals of the individual or group.  EAL experiences can be tailored to meet the individual or group's goals. 

For example:

*A business wanting to focus on team-building may decide on a 1/2 or full day session.

*A school class of pre-teens who are working on socialization and character building skills may decide to participate in EAL activities once a week for 12 weeks.

*A college interested in having incoming RA's (Resident Assistants) participate in leadership and boundary setting activities to better assist the RA's in providing guidance and leadership to resident students while setting appropriate boundaries with students, may decide on a 2 hr session.

*A group home of MR adults may choose to set up a weekly visit to the farm that involves EAL and other activities such as gardening/crafts/fishing/nature walks.

To learn more about EAL and discuss how we can help your group meet its needs and interests, click below:

Teamwork         Work Ethic

                     Problem-Solving                             Leadership

                                                    Critical Thinking

    Creativity       Trust-Building

Relationship-Building              Empathy               Relaxation

      Humor         Independence    

overcoming fears                   Responsibility

Assertiveness versus Aggression

Enjoyment                     Fun            

                                                             Moving out of comfort zone


                                                               Practicing Patience

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