Equine Assisted Learning is an approach using horses to support individuals to reach their own personal goals. The horses are used to support teaching and personal development through a variety of different activities that are either learner led, horse led or facilitator led. The aims of each session are created with the learners needs and feelings central to the approach.
Children who find mainstream education challenging, have additional educational needs, specific challenges or may have low self-esteem and confidence, may benefit through working and interacting with horses. The focus of using horses is not riding or horsemanship, but consideration of the concepts and principles that have been used to achieve an outcome.
Adults that have established behaviour and emotional patterns and want to change may also find working with horses a benefit.
At EAQ Manor Farm we will be offering a range of different activities and qualifications to suit the learner. Sometimes working with horses may not be the learners need, so there are other outdoor activities, along with qualifications that are on offer. One of the facilitators is a qualified teacher and will be running educational sessions to support the primary and secondary school curriculum for 7 year olds to 16 year olds. These sessions will also be tailor made to meeting the needs of the learner.