Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

Why Equine Assisted Learning?

There is a growing evidence base that Equine Assisted Learning programs have positive effects on at risk youth. 

Aboriginal people have strong historical ties to horses in Australia through their work on farms and stations, and were often (and still today) considered some of the country’s best horsemen and women.

The Equine Assisted Learning model provides a vehicle for Aboriginal practitioners to provide culturally secure and appropriate interventions to improve mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

In addition the physical environment in which the Equine Assisted Learning is set allows for a more relaxed experience and can help alleviate some of the mistrust and stress often felt when dealing with medical or health professionals in clinical therapeutic setting such as an office, school, in-patient facility or hospital.