Why EAL?

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So why should you choose Equine Assisted Learning for your next off-site, personal development experience, or family day out?

EAL Programs offered at certified and insured facilities like CONNECT! offer:

  • Transferable life skills in key areas such as leadership, communication (non-verbal and verbal), active listening, and conflict resolution
  • A one of a kind out-of-the-box (and out of the classroom) learning experience that all participants will benefit from
  • Personal empowerment and essential skills for success in everyday life
  • A program facilitated by certified professionals that is supported by research

So What is EAL you ask?¬†Well …

Equine Assisted Learning, or EAL, is a unique and effective approach to personal and leadership development in which horses play an essential educational role. It’s a¬†proactive and experiential approach to empowering individuals through interactive group exercises that teach transferable life skills.

EAL programs benefit everyone, regardless of your horse experience. To participate no prior riding or horse experience is required; all activities are performed on the ground with trained and certified facilitators on hand at all times.

Why horses?

Horses are inherently sensitive and reactive, making them acutely aware of subtle non-verbal cues and their surrounding environment. They know how to discern the differences in attitude and demeanour, from a calm non-threatening approach to anxious or nervous energy. This awareness makes horses excellent teachers and guides in the realm of experiential learning offered as part of Equine Assisted Learning programs.

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