Equine Assisted Learning addresses a wide variety of needs and is customized to meet the specific therapeutic, mental health or educational goals of each participant. Some of these goals include learning strategies for overcoming anxiety and depression, identifying, regulating and improving moods, overall mental health, improving cognitive function and the ability to follow a specific set of multi-step instructions. Other goals may include learning empathy for animals as well as other people, improving self-advocacy, communication and social skills, improving self-esteem and confidence. EAL is also used to meet specific educational goals determined by a parent, educator or additional service provider. EAL sessions are conducted by a professional educator and a PATH Intl certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. Sessions are primarily conducted using ground work techniques. If riding is incorporated, a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor will facilitate the session. We would be happy to customize an Equine Assisted Learning session to meet your specific needs! Feel free to call us for more info.