Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and learning

Discovery learning and development 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
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.