ABOUT EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING

EarthSide Acres is a horse facility offering
Equine Assisted Learning services.

WHAT IS EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING?

Equine Assisted Learning is a facilitated approach to developing life skills with horses. EAL is effective in human development, which brings growth as an individual and in a team setting.

           BENEFITS

  • Develops self-awareness

  • Regulates emotions

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Increase and strengths self-esteem

  • Develops skills such as : trust, communication, team work, leadership

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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING?

  • Individuals who experience stress, anxiety, depression

  • Individuals with special needs: ADD, ADHD, on the spectrum

  • Troubled youth

  • Individuals with low self-esteem, challenging life circumstance or learning disabilities

  • Personal growth

WHY HORSES?

  • They are sentient animals (feel emotions)

  • They don't judge but assess situations and people

  • They live in the present moment

  • Their feedback is honnest and instant

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STUDIES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Cartier farms, in Saskachewan, have done independant research studies on the efficacy of EAL. With these studies, they were able to develop a Equine Assisted Learning curriculum. 

Please follow link to The Cartier farms website. 

The Cartier Farm

The Cartier Farm reserach studies