Equine Assisted Learning

Equine-assisted learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. Working with horses provide opportunities to teach critical life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication. Horses use mostly non-vocal communication, relying on body language and social cues, and are in-tune with human behavior. This can help participants to better understand and learn how non-verbal communication might be impacting or influencing others in their lives.

Healing Reins is pleased to work with local agencies such as Cascade Crest Transitions, Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment Center, and New Leaf Academy to provide residential clients with the unique and transformational experience of working with horses. Weekly group work supports individual therapeutic goals for adolescents and young adults in treatment. Clients are paired with program horses and guided through therapeutic activities to build trust, self-awareness, healthy self-concept, and confidence.

If you are an agency interested in contracting with Healing Reins to offer your clients a unique equine assisted learning experience, please contact Penny Campbell via email or call her directly at 541-382-9410.