Equine Assisted Learning

What is Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a non-therapeutic, experiential learning technique that facilitates personal growth by teaching social, emotional and life skills through equines in a mounted or unmounted environment. Facilitators are trained to ensure the safety and well-being of both the client and the equine.

The Stable Hands EAL Program

Stable Hands EAL programs primarily work in an unmounted environment to help build confidence and self-esteem, enhance focus, reduce stress and anxiety, foster self-development and awareness, and provide physical activity through the equine/human bond.

Individuals interact with equines using natural horsemanship ground skill methods to help them reach their goals.

Unmounted, ground activities provide opportunities for hands-on learning, physical activity, development of fine motor skills (in the small muscles of the fingers, toes, wrists, etc.) and gross motor skills (large muscles in the legs, arms and torso), building of confidence and fosters trust, safety and comfort for both the individual and the equine.

Stable Hands year-round programming provides opportunities to develop personal (both mental and physical) as well as professional skills. Stable Hands provides EAL programs for individual youth and adults, groups and organizations. Group/organization pricing differs depending on how many participants and duration of program.

Learn more about the program details. Download the EAL Brochure.

Initial assessment: $65.00.
Individual program fee: $325.00/5-Week Session.

Please contact Diane Abitz at 715.359.6046 for more information and to schedule an assessment.