What is Equine Assisted Learning?
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is not therapy, but an innovative form of experiential learning.
Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing.”
Each and every EAL session is tailored to suit you, the horses and the moment; with unfolding experiential learning as you gently journey into your own experience of life.
During the session you are supported and guided by myself and the horses as we co-facilitate the session. Your path towards self realisation and awareness unfolds naturally through being present, grounded and aware.
Working with horses provides opportunities to teach valuable life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication. Horses use mostly non-verbal communication and are highly in-tune with human behaviour. This can assist us to better understand and learn our own non-verbal communication and how this may impact or influence others around us.
Horses are aware of their surroundings at all times. Through interactions with the horses, we learn a heightened self-awareness. Self-awareness is important in order to reveal patterns of behaviour, and gives us the opportunity to think in a new way.
Horses offer us the opportunity to experience humility, compassion and change. These are all important aspects to support self-growth and self-awareness.