Equine-Assisted Learning

School Groups // Youth Groups // Sports Teams  // Corporate Team Building

What is Equine-Assisted Learning?

Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a form of personal development, using the horses as teachers.

Horses give immediate feedback and are only capable of honesty. This provides the participants with the environment to receive specific and honest feedback on their actions and choices. Horses demand strong leadership and clear communication. This encourages people to recognize how their actions are affecting the horse, causing the person to use introspection to discover what they need to change in order to be successful in working through the obstacles with the horse. The self-realization that EAL provides is unrivaled. Only when the participant conscientiously makes the decision to improve or change their behavior, will their partnership with the horse evolve. EAL is used effectively for people of all ages and in all walks of life. Whether you are a youth or a CEO of a large company, personal growth opportunities are something that we should never stop attaining.

EAL is specifically beneficial to school groups as it is effective in creating youth resiliency, leadership skills, empowerment, the ability to work as a team, and as an anti-bullying program. 

Objective that EAL can cover: (group leaders have the opportunity to choose specific objectives)

Trust, respect, teamwork, leadership, communication, articulation, active listening, reading and using body language, self-esteem, empowerment , confidence, decision making, problem solving, creativity, plan formulation, negotiation,  common sense,  critical thinking skills, courage,  appreciating and respecting difference, fun, goals, perseverance, hard work, self-awareness, self-control, integrity,  and many more!

Who is EAL for?

Anyone age 7+, including school groups, youth groups, sports teams, and corporate team building. EAL is great for team building, creating youth resiliency and developing leadership skills. Participants should be able to understand and follow instructor directions but no prior horse experience is required.

Minimum Number of Sessions:

There is no real minimum, but we would highly recommend a six (6) week program. Often the first session participants are simply getting comfortable with the horses and learning to conquer fear; the more sessions we have the more objectives we can cover. Consider a day-long event for corporate team building, including multiple EAL lessons within a workday.

What is the cost?

$40/participant* - 1 hour session

$200/participant* - Six 1 hour sessions

$50/participant (for groups less than 4) - 1 hour session

$75/participant for individual EAL lessons - 1 hour session

*minimum of 4 participants per session for this rate; please contact for groups larger in size and corporate group options.

Group Booking:

Please contact Cheralyne Gibson at cheralyne@yfbc.ca or 1-855-855-9322 ext 6

Instructor Credentials

Cheralyne Gibson: Certified Equestrian Canada Western Instructor; Equestrian Canada English Rider Level 6 with Jump Component; 20 years riding and training experience.


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