To put it simply, Equine Assisted Learning is a learner based educational experience with horses.
More speciﬁcally, it 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.
Equine Assisted Learning has proven to be eﬀective, powerful, positive, educational, and creative. The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning’s program emphasizes it’s curriculum of objectively driven exercises and facilitating life skills through positively reinforced interaction with horses. Exercises are developed to encourage self-esteem and self-conﬁdence through validated, hands-on experiences. Current research has found this experiential form of learning to be most eﬀective as the person learning will retain the newly acquired skill.