Discovery learning with horses

We support children, young people and families through various challenges and transitions in life using the Eagala model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning.

We offer participants the opportunity to interact with horses where they may be given various activities and tasks to complete designed to meet their objectives. 

The sessions are designed to provide opportunities for self-awareness and emotion regulation. They give the children opportunities to practise skills they will need to make progress with their learning and social skills as well as enabling positive behavioural and life choices.

Benefits of this work for children and young people

  • Improves emotional wellbeing
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Advances social skills
  • Elevates self-esteem
  • Helps to develop an understanding and awareness of self and others
  • Reduces anxiety, stress and anger
  • Facilitates management of overwhelming emotions
  • Encourages assertiveness and establishes boundaries
  • Improve Executive Functioning and Self Regulation Skills (more information)
Benefits for families
  • Builds resilience
  • Improves communication and relationships

Benefits for professionals

  • Direct impact on learning in schools
  • Diminishes long-term reliance on services and support
  • Grows attendance and attention 
  • Reduces disruption within the classroom
  • Reduces risk of exclusion

Click here to learn about why horses?

How?

We usually provide a 6-8 week (1 hour) individual or group programme.

We can also tailor programmes with you depending on the requirement and objectives. 

Where and when?

We have centres in Surrey and London. Sessions are delivered at the equestrian centres, tailored to meet your requirements either during or outside of school hours.

Through Eagala we have a network of facilitators certified to deliver this work throughout the UK.

All our work is ground based. There is no ridden work.

Experience of horses is not a requirement.

Please email [email protected] or call 07949 862464

Testimonials

 

 

Online well-being sessions through horse picures, video and livestream

The global pandemic, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders for various countries and regions have isolated many of us physically, although our need to connect with others is still there. Throughout all of this, emotional and mental health needs are more important than ever - and seeking help with us is still possible, even if you are feeling uneasy about travelling and visiting our venue. 

We are committed to helping you - meeting you where you are at, in your home.  We continue to use our Eagala model skillsets even in a virtual environment. By providing an innovative form of help, our mental health providers and equine specialists work together to incorporate horse visuals through pictures, video, or Livestream in the therapy process. Continue your mental health journey in an innovative and impactful way, until it is possible to meet again, with the horses, in person.

We are here to help you deal with overwhelming emotions and to come through this unprecedented event stronger than ever. 

Please email [email protected] or call 07949 862464