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 relaxing setting far from the hustle and stress of everyday life. Our trained professional facilitators assess the needs, goals and desires of participants and teams. Along with our horses, and with plenty of TLC, we create a setting and a safe space for our clients to explore, discover and grow.

Participants learn about themselves and others through experiencing the activity, the horses’ actions, & their own emotions in the moment. Unique advantages of using horses, which are emotional, social animals that provide immediate feedback to participants & facilitators. These interactions provide wonderful opportunities for self-discovery and a safe way to identify emotions and behavioral patterns.

EAL provides an accelerated learning experience; participants leave each session with tools they can immediately apply in their life, at any age.

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 experieince 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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Other Offerings

Non-Profit Organizations
EAL programs for non-profit organizations are designed to improve clients’ sense of self-worth, accountability, trust, responsibility, setting and accomplishing goals, and self-confidence. This program has been successful with schools, hospitals, 4-H clubs, and community outreach programs.
Corporate Team Building
Team building activities promote self awareness and how each person impacts the team. Each activity develops communication skills, accountability of action, problem solving, and creative thinking.
Personal Growth
Designed for individuals, families, or friends who wish to improve their relationships and quality of life. We’ll work with you to create a customized program that fits your unique needs and goals.