EAL - Equine Assisted learning
What is EAL?
To put it simply, Equine Assisted Learning is a learner based educational experience with horses - in this case, Clydesdales. More specifically, EAL is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises and find themselves learning valuable Life Skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere while working with horses. EAL has proven to be effective, powerful, positive, educational, and creative.
The Nickweb Equine Assisted Learning's program emphasizes it's building-block curriculum of facilitating Life Skills through positively reinforced interaction with horses. Exercises are developed to encourage self-confidence through validated, hands-on experiences. Current research has found this experiential form of learning to be most effective.
Horses are Tough and Steadfast dance partners. Horses consistently react to stimulus provided by participants. Some of the joys associated with working around horses are - they don't Judge, but they constantly assess. They are so sensitive to you and what you feel that they can even hear the beating of your heart! Their feedback is honest and instant. Learning to listen to what horses have to say is Powerful and can sometimes spur the answer to individual change. By including horses in specially designed educational exercises, equine-assisted facilitators have greatly multiplied the participant's rate of success to self discovery.
Horses can magnify an individuals problem immediately and provide a skilled facilitator with an opportunity to identify an individuals character. Horses don't over think a participants motive, but horses do challenge their behavior and leadership.
Horses helping people globally around the world. Whether its a team building event, womens workshop, helping youth to build life skills - it is truly unforgettable learning.
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"Having participated in The Equine Assisted Learning program, my husband and I have benefited by the sessions bringing awareness to many characteristics that are required in any type of relationship - professional or personal. Respect, Trust, Communication, Negotiation/Problem solving, Patience, Creativity, Concise Instruction and Planning are just a few. The fun sessions and instruction, not to mention working with a horse as an equal partner of your group (a new dimension for us) , aid in giving you the skills, confidence and opportunity to change or improve your situation by identifying your strong points or by bringing to light the areas you need to focus on.This was a great experience. I would encourage anyone to inquire and sign up for a program best suited to them! Thanks Sandy and Team!" - Anonymous