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equine assisted learning (eal)

EAL is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities.

In the Equine Assisted Learning Programs, the participants engage in un-mounted, horse-related, group based skill building activities, and discussions. Although riding may be a component in some of the programs at Misty Meadows, building relationship with the horses/self and others is the dominant focus for all programs.

Horses are sensitive, herd animals with their own social rules and group dynamics. Through learning the language of, and establishing bonds with horses, participants are able to gain insight about themselves and how they relate to the world around them.

Misty Meadows provides EAL sessions to local and off-island groups as well as embedding them in our weekly recreational programming. Sessions can be targeted to address specific skill building such as peer or team relations, group communication and cohesion, boundaries and confidence as well as leadership and cooperation.

For more information, or to inquire about an EAL session for a group you know, please email Rebecca at rebecca@mvhorsecenter.com

One-Hour Session $35/participant. Up to 25 participants, minimum of six