What is it?
How does it work?
How can horses help people?
"For years I have observed the interaction between clients and horses and
recognise the impact that this has on people's lives. Training with and being part of the EAQ Network for three
years gave me the opportunity to develop this further" June
What is equine assisted
Children and adults have the opportnity to engage in learning through participating in therapeutic
activities with horses. There is no riding involved and the horses are carefully chosen so that they are safe to handle
and be around.
Who can benefit from this approach?
Individual needs are addressed such
* confidence and self esteem
* self awareness
* team building
* literacy and numeracy
* eating disorders
This method of learning is particularly good to help those who:
* want to change
established behaviour patterns
* need help with their own personal development
are excluded from school
* are likely to be excluded from school
have autism spectrum condition
* have ADHD
* have difficulties with
* have special educational needs
in a session?
Sessions are usually one to thee hours long and tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
Learners can come on a one to one basis or be part of a small group. Usually learners attend once a week for between
6 and 10 weeks.