What Is Equine Assisted Learning?
THE HORSE IS ALWAYS THE TEACHER
WHAT IS EAL?
To put it simply, Equine Assisted Learning is a learner based educational experience with horses. 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 Academy of Equine Assisted Learning’s program emphasizes it’s BuildingBlock™ 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 assessing. 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 individual’s problem immediately and provide a skilled facilitator with an opportunity to identify an individual’s character. Horses don’t overthink a participant’s motive but horses do challenge their behavior and leadership.
Two Cowboys are Getting Trained by Our Horses.
Free Rein Ranch Testimonials
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAID AFTER WORKING WITH US
What an awesome experience having a teacher (Ours was Splash) who mirrors your own internal energy regardless of your external manifestations.| For my husband and me, the experience encouraged teamwork,and utilized our skills of observation and communication.Fantastic confidence booster and Trust builder. Highly recommend Free Rein Ranch and the Equine Teachers!
Irrefutable Results, No Judgement and Always Authentic.
Meet Our Teachers
Hello! My Name is Peppies Doc Bar Star (Star)
LET'S HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING
“Star” is very good at helping people heal from anxieties. She is very kind and patient. Although she expects to be respected and be included in a team.
Hello, My Name is Dixie
LET'S FIND SOME PEACE AND BALANCE TOGETHER
Age 25-30 yrs
“Dixie”loves making people feel safe. She tends to pull anxiety from people. She wants you balanced. She will teach you life skills and she will help you practice what you’ve learned. If she doesn’t feel part of a team or isn’t respected, she will let you know.
Hello! My Name is Stitch
LET'S LEARN SOME NEW SKILLS TOGETHER!
White and chestnut Paint
Age 25-30 yrs
“Stitch” loves attention and taking care of people. That being said, once he teaches you something, he expects you to use your new skill. He loves to feel part of a team!
Meet Our Faciliator
Rebecca grew up around and worked with horses throughout her life. She has lots of experience both riding and showing horses which has given her a deep understanding and connection with these magnificent animals. After retiring from her career as a veterinary technician, Rebecca chose to combine her passion for working with horses and helping people empower themselves and become stronger individuals. Equine assisted learning was the perfect fit. In her leisure time, Rebecca loves spending time with her horses out trail riding or horse showing when the occasion is available. An avid outdoors woman, she can be found outdoors, no matter the weather or season.