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Country Care has two Equine Assisted Facilitators who are full time members of staff. They are qualified through Equine Assisted Qualifications to deliver Equine Assisted Learning sessions either on a 1:1 basis or with small groups of up to 4.
Equine Assisted Learning is an intervention for people with a wide range of difficulties. It engages the person in a therapeutic/learning process to bring about awareness and change in emotional, psychological, physical and behavioural problems. It is experiential in nature, people learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horse then discussing and debriefing the process.
“It has been clinically documented that just being around horses changes human brainwave patterns. We calm down and become more centred and focused when we are with horses,” American horse trainer Franklin Levinson
Simply being around horses can be a huge stress reliever. Equine Assisted Learning is especially good for people who don’t take to talking therapies. Therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’. While you might forget a conversation you had with your therapist a few weeks on, it’s unlikely you’ll forget what happened when you stood in a field with your facilitator and a horse!
Equine Assisted learning offers an opportunity: