What is Equine Assisted Learning?
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a learner based, experiential skills development program tested by the University's of Saskatchewan, Regina and Calgary, using horses as the teachers!
More specifically, it 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. Equine Assisted Learning has proven to be effective, powerful, positive, educational and creative.
The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning’s program emphasizes it’s curriculum of objectively driven exercises and facilitating life skills through positively reinforced interaction with horses. Exercises are developed to encourage self-esteem and self-confidence through validated, hands-on experiences. Current research has found this experiential form of learning to be most effective as the person learning will retain the newly acquired skill.
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Check out the 5-year, multi-institutional study on our curriculum! This program is now being used by the Calgary Board of Education, has been featured and promoted on the Family Channel and is used in many First Nations youth organizations across Western Canada!
What do you learn?
These special programs are designed to harness the amazing energy and power of horses to help individuals:
Horses are tough and stead fast dance partners. Horses consistently react to stimulus provided by participants. Some of the joys associated with working around horses are – they don’t judge but they constantly assess. Their feedback is honest and instant. 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 participant’s rate of success to self discovery.
How does it work?
Horses respond and react from the stimulus of the people they are working with and address the problem immediately. A skilled and certified facilitator has the opportunity to step-in and help identify what needs to happen to move forward. Horses don’t over think a participant’s motive but horses do challenge their behaviour and leadership.
Programs we will be offering this fall include:
- Corporate and group team building
- Leadership skills development (adult, women and youth programs)
- Youth anti-bullying program
- Women's retreats
- Veteran family workshops
All courses will be taught by an insured, certified EAL facilitator from the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning:
All lessons taught indoors, and heated arena available in the winter!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-800-217-4184 for more info!