EAL Opportunity

Equine Assisted Learning Informational Workshop

Tuesday, 2/7/17 from 4 - 5:30 pm (with refreshments)
or Wednesday, 2/8/17 from 12 - 1:30 pm (lunch included)

What is EAL?

Equine assisted learning is an opportunity to engage in experiential learning by partnering with the horse. All activities occur from the ground and do not involve riding. Sessions are facilitated by a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl. (PATH Intl.) Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and are specifically tailored with specific outcomes in mind. A variety of groups can benefit from participating in equine assisted learning; students, at-risk youth, families, businesses, civic organizations, victims/survivors, veterans, law enforcement, and hands-on learners.

Why horses?

Horses are authentic, constantly attuned to their environment and are social animals living in groups called herds. Working with horses helps humans to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Work as a team
  • Be assertive
  • Develop trust
  • Establish boundaries
  • Communicate clearly verbally and nonverbally
  • Resolve conflict
  • Develop healthy relationships
  • Become attuned to the environment
  • Demonstrate respect, compassion, & empathy

What can I expect?

Presenter Kristen McGraw, UpReach Program Director will facilitate a 20-minute classroom presentation followed by activities with horses in the indoor arena. Attendees should dress comfortably based on the weather and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes are required. The indoor arena temperature during the winter typically ranges from 35-40 degrees.

How do I sign up?

For questions or to RSVP (deadline for registration is Friday, February 3, 2017) to (603)497-2343 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .