These sessions use a solution-oriented approach, encouraging participants to seek their own effective paths when encountering unfamiliar tasks and develop insights based on their own reactions to the situations.

EAL sessions can be structured for groups or individuals, and include a combination of ground work and riding.

These equine-based activities allow participants to work on goals, such as:

  • Increase focus and attention span
  • Identify behavioral patterns and emotional responses
  • Become mindful of the relationship of feelings to behaviors
  • Enhance emotional regulation
  • Improve self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Develop healthier relationships
  • Develop trust in a safe environment
  • Acquire varied socialization skills
  • Improve decision-making and goal-setting skills
  • Learn more effective communication skills
  • Establish appropriate boundary-setting skills
  • Fellowship and camaraderie
  • Sense of community and develop desire to engage with community
  • Learn and develop caregiving attitudes​