Equine Assisted Learning for Personal & Group Development
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -- Henry Ford
EAL, Equine Assisted Learning, is a learning approach that is experiential in nature that promotes the development of life skills applicable to educational, professional, or personal goals through equine-assisted activities. It is facilitated by integrating horse-human interaction that is guided by a planned learning experience to meet identified goals or desires of the participants.
Offer learning activities in an experiential setting
Tailor lessons to the needs of the group or individual
Allow clients time and space to think and problem solve so development can occur
Assist as needed for safety of the horse and client
Focus on allowing for the development and personal growth of the client/s
Encourage client discussion before and debriefing after the lesson as appropriate
Meet the expectations of the organization or individual requesting EAL
Keep sessions educational in nature
Identification of and development of personal strengths
Opportunity for reframing, metacognition and new paradigms
Increased creative thinking and problem solving
Developing and/or enhancing skills: teamwork, communication, leadership, collaboration, social skills
Enhanced sense of self and group
Learning while experiencing group dynamics in an experiential setting
Grow your self-confidence
Develop stronger boundaries (Learn how to say no and mean it!)
Uncover unproductive patterns
Build trust in yourself and others
Overcome challenges and fears
Build empathy toward others
Build respect for yourself and others
Build Connections and Relationship Skills
EAL is a program that has been developed to meet the needs of an individual or a variety of groups, both adult and youth. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of the participants and the group. Sessions are experiential in nature allowing the participants to learn by exploration and activities that require team work and problem solving all while immersed in an activity with the horses. A series of progressive weekly sessions may be scheduled which are tailored to the needs of the clients and are educational and experiential in nature.
A single session may be scheduled to address a specific topic such as leadership or teamwork.
* Single Sessions are 30 or 55 minutes. * Group Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes long.
Day Retreats can also be scheduled at the farm. We offer wooded trails and a full kitchen with space to meet inside or out. Ask about catered lunches being included.
Group sessions are held at Spring Brook Farms.
Cost is determined by the number of clients, number of horses needed, number of facilitators needed, and length of the sessions. Contact us to discuss your customized session/s or retreat.
Any Child or Adolescent
Girl or Boy Scouts
Any Group Looking for Growth
Any Group or Person Looking for Growth
EAL is an evidence based approach that is beneficial in coaching and educating children or adults struggling with: Having a Voice Attention Issues Leadership Connecting with Others Relationship Skills Sticking to and TransitioningThrough a Schedule Self Confidence and/or Self Worth Transitions in Life ADHD Reactive Attachment Disorder Foster Care or Adoption Sexual Oriention Behavioral and/or Emotional Regulation