Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) provides an experiential process where the equine is a co-facilitator to meet the needs of individual youth experiencing emotional, behavioral, or social problems. As intuitive, perceptive and honest beings, horses are key players in the in the therapeutic process as they are non-judgemental and are willing partners in helping our students understand what healthy connection loks like,  which is the foundation of positive relationships. Most through activities performed on the ground, although some guided riding activities are uitilzed to promote internal regulation and partnership with peers and the horse. 

Some common goals include:

  • Learning self-control & personal responsibility

  • Understanding emotions and their impact on others

  • Improving verbal and nonverbal communication skills

  • Individual and team problem-solving 

  • Setting appropriate boundaries

  • Learning leadership skills and cooperation with peers

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in healing relationships

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