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Skills Development Program with Horses
EAL - Equine Assisted Learning


WHAT IS EAL?


​​Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a learner-based educational experience with horses.  More specially, EAL is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth.  Participants participate in objectively driven exercises where they find themselves learning valueable life skills in a fun and safe environment. 

EAL empowers individuals to build the skills to change their lives.  EAL has been proven to be effective, powerful, positive, creative as well as educational.  This program is one of a kind - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning's program emphasizes it's BuildingBlock 
TM  curriculum of facilitating life skills exercises through positively reinforced interaction with horses.  Exercises are developed to encourage self confidence through validated, hands-on experiences.

WHY HORSES?



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People ask all the time.  Why will this program work?  What makes it different?  It's simple.... A horse!  There is nothing like a 1200 lb teacher.  There is no pushing around these horses.  Our participants naturally learn to step up, because horses demand strong leaders, if they don't have one, they will become the leader.

The value of working with horses as a teaching tool to learn new skills has been proven time and time again in the teaching of young people and especially teenagers.  By nature horses are highly intuitive and have innate sensitivity, this allows the facilitator to have understanding into the participants personally and character.  It has been proven that the more senses that are engaged within a participant, that more learning will be retained.  In addition, the more we engage the learner's senses the more likely they are to learn, retain, and apply what they have learned into their daily life.



Our Programs​​

We focus our work around youth, women, and corporate teams, however, we have the ability to customize our programs to meet specfic needs.   Whether you are interested in having a individual session, bringing out the family  for a outing ,  having a date night  with your signficant other or maybe you are part of an group or organizarion (examples may include  seniors groups, veteran groups, emerency response teams, parenting groups,  austism groups, youth groups, sports teams, etc...) we are here to help you.

Our EAL programs have proven to be benefitical for individuals struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, autism, drug and/or alcohol dependency, emotional and behavioural disorders as well as trauma.   Honestly, almost anyone can beneifit from EAL.

We also work with organizations, therapists and clincians as a team within a therapuetic plan to help people with self discovery, mindfulness,  and skill development.  EAL greatly benefits individuals who are rebuilding  their lives after trauma.

Our programs are custom designed to maximize safety, learning potential, focuses on developing individual skills, all while working together as a group.  These exercises are fun, interactive, and chanllenging.  ​
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Participants are taught how to change their perspective on social interaction while learning essential skills that include:  SAFETY, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATION, TEAMWORK, and EMPATHY. 

Teams work together to develop reationships, accept responsibilty, learn accountability, overcome barriers to find change, while gaining courage to be creative and innovative.  

​Participants will also learn to recognize the value of mutual respect, trust and personal integrity all while having FUN!