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.
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase and strengths self-esteem
Develops skills such as : trust, communication, team work, leadership
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING?
Individuals who experience stress, anxiety, depression
Individuals with special needs: ADD, ADHD, on the spectrum
Individuals with low self-esteem, challenging life circumstance or learning disabilities
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
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 reserach studies