What is Equine Assisted Learning?
EAL is for everyone! It’s a unique form of experiential learning where clients develop new insight, target specific areas of their life and learn new skills via relational
experiences with horses. No riding or prior horse experience is required.
Horses are beautiful, intelligent, sensitive and strong beings who can evoke strong feelings in clients by engaging them in the learning process. Horses can assist in co-regulating a client’s nervous system, can model healthy living and expression of feelings, as well as offering non-judgmental safety and trust. Horses can offer unique bio feedback and hold clients in a way traditional learning environments cannot. The natural environment can also contribute positively to learning outcomes for clients.