What Is Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine assisted learning (EAL) has been scientifically proven to help humans physically, mentally, and emotionally; therapeutic horsemanship has many benefits and can help people from all kinds of backgrounds, including those that are usually hard to engage. The ex-racehorses that are cared for at Greatwood may have suffered neglect several years after their retirement from racing; often because they have been passed from owner to owner and have fallen into a downward spiral of neglect. Greatwood uses them as vehicles for teaching, with direct parallels being drawn between the experiences of these horses and the students attending the courses. This is particularly pertinent to those children who may have come from the care system and find it difficult to trust or respect others; as well as engaging in nurturing, caring relationships

The impact of EAL:

EAL research links: