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 ground based activities with horses.

At Circle “C”, we use EAL in order to offer a unique and meaningful learning experience in a calm, peaceful setting. Our facilitators assess the needs and goals of participants to create a safe space for learning, discovery, and growth.

Horses are uniquely social and emotional animals that contribute greatly to each participant’s personal, educational, and professional growth. Through ground-based activities, clients experience numerous benefits from interaction with horses, including:

  • Improved Self-Confidence
  • Growth in Problem-Solving Skills
  • Promotion of Self-Efficacy
  • Development of Positive Communication Skills

Horse Powered Reading® and Math

Horse Powered Reading® is a research based curriculum that integrates social-emotional Learning with academics, allowing students to see and experience reading with their entire mind, body and emotions. Students interact with the horses from the ground while using various toys and props to learn and strengthen the five critical reading skills: phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Interacting with horses fosters the development of self motivation, confidence and independent problem solving. Including horses in a learning setting transforms the lesson into a whole body experience, thus providing a powerful way to achieve any educational or personal goal.

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Customized Offerings

We are delighted to work with you to design a customized course or activity to meet your needs. Past events have included:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Field Trips
  • Private Equine and Wine Events
  • Corporate Team Building Events
  • Leadership Training (for Middle and High School)
  • Meeting Room Available for Rent