Equine Assisted Learning is an experiential learning model that partners horses with humans for personal growth and learning.
Our mission is to offer opportunities for youth and adults to partner with horses to obtain successful personal growth.
Equine Assisted Learning & Counseling
Elizabeth Allen (Beth) has been an education professional for more than 20 years. Beth has a deep, deep passion for teaching and assisting people of all ages find success.
Personal and professional experiences throughout her life with family, friends, and co-workers have brought experiences that displayed the need for teamwork, collaboration, and strong communication skills and the knowledge that the RELATIONSHIP is key.
Gentling a wild mustang is what led Beth to equine assisted learning. There was such an incredible bond and mutual understanding that occurred during the relationship building between her and the mustang. Partnering with a horse shows us much about how we approach people and situations and understanding that some people need a different approach to hep them learn and grow. It was easy to connect the dots.
Beth is Eagala certified (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) as an Equine Specialist, has completed fundamentals training in Natural Lifemanship, and has numerous experiences participating in and facilitating individual and group sessions.
Using her experience and skills, she is continuing this empowering journey to help bring personal growth and positive, successful moments to children and adults through relationships with horses and each other. Together, we will be "moving forward with confidence".
Equine Assisted Learning and Counseling have a focus on personal growth, learning and/or educational goals. This is an experiential, hands-on approach. The equine assisted learning focus is on education and learning specific skills customized by the individual or group, such as improved confidence, academic growth, communication, and leadership skills. For equine assisted counseling, a mental health therapist, an equine specialist and horses work as a team to facilitate therapy sessions. The focus is always on the client/horse partnership and is solution-oriented.
Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing feelings, behaviors, and patterns. Some of the processing occurs during sessions, and other times it occurs outside the session time, as the experience seeps in. One of the beautiful things about EAL/EAP is that the experience is so individual and will be different for each participant, but each experience happens and is real. This approach has been compared to a variety of other human development courses; but EAL/EAP activities have the added advantage of connecting with horses, dynamic and powerful living beings.