Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

Those in our Horsemanship Program learn experientially by working directly with horses. 

 

In this mostly non-riding program, participants learn individual responsibility, relationship, and communication skills and gain an appreciation for teamwork, self-discipline and trust. Through their activities, they develop a sense of purpose as they help care for horses who are, in turn, caring for individuals with disabilities and veterans.

​Participants learn and improve skills such as:

  • Horse Grooming

  • Leading

  • Recognizing horse body language and horse communication

  • How to work around horses safely 

  • Horse Chores

  • And so much more!

Equine Assisted Learning helps foster confidence and independence for those who participate. 

EquiCenter welcomes a variety of groups and organizations out to participate in our horsemanship programming. Program packages can be tailored to fit the needs of each group with offerings that can be as extensive as weekly sessions for 35 students for 8 weeks or longer, or a one day field trip for an organization to experience the programs at EquiCenter. 

If your group or organization is interested in more information about horsemanship programming, 

please contact our Horsemanship Coordinator,

Sara McLaughlin at smclaughlin@equicenterny.org.

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