What is Equine Assisted Learning?
To put it simply, Equine Assisted Learning is a learner based educational experience with horses. More specifically, Equine Assisted Learning 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.
Our courses are not a bandage effect for humans; it’s life changing with proven results with a 5-year research study with the University of Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.
We work with the designer/creator of the Equine Assisted Learning BuildingBlock™ Exercises, Tamara MacKinnon. Without her and her brain power, the BuildingBlock™ Course and Programs would be nonexistent.
Albert Wight studied methods of education extensively and concluded a need for change from the traditional classroom and lecture format to an educational alternative called “participative method”, which focuses on the experiential process of learning rather than the mere transmission of information. Experiential learning has recently been termed “the natural way of learning”, and defined as the process by which the experience of the learner is reflected upon, from which new insights emerge.
This program is Internationally Certified and regulated through the Equine Assisted Learning Network.
The designer of these amazing programs took all that’s been researched on how human beings learn, and all the research that’s been done on wild horses, and brought the two together to create experiential learning programs. These programs are designed to help human beings learn and understand the changes that they need to make within themselves. Equine Assisted Learning works, because it’s not the people that are the teachers, it’s the horses!