Experiential learning is a process of gaining insight by doing, rather than just talking and listening to others talk. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) uses natural horse behaviors and herd dynamics to teach us more about ourselves and others.
Horses become co-facilitators, that help with the interactive process of information, experience and observation.
Research has shown that equine assisted learning programs significantly improve:
- tolerance for stress
- problem-solving skills
- leadership skills
- interpersonal relationships.
While working with horses, participants are encouraged to draw their own conclusions and metaphors about how these experiences relate to their own lives. . Participants learn from interacting with horses and the immediate, honest, observable, and physical feedback received in the process.
Through this unique method of self-discovery, the development of confidence, empowerment, compassion, independence and inner healing can occur in a fun, non-threatening environment.