Equine Assisted Academic Enrichment Programs

To set up a typical session parents, students and facilitators meet to review the student’s current academic strengths and needs based on school assessments, or informal on site assessments. Areas of interest are explored to help develop a theme for the sessions. Facilitators then create highly motivating learning experiences designed to address a specific skill.
As students move through the sessions they create metaphors for academic skills while using props and toys to identify and challenge their personal obstacles to learning. Supported by their equine learning partners, students can break through the social emotional issues that block their progress. The horses help students develop new learning patterns and experience higher-order thinking skills such as applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.  

Equine Assisted Academic Intervention is offered as individual or small group experiences for K-12 students as well as adult learners. Sessions can be held over a 4-8 week period, as small group half-day sessions during school breaks; or as a larger group themed field trip.
As part of our academic intervention, we are proud to offer Horse Powered Reading, developed by Dr. Michele Pickel and based on the EAGALA model. For more information about Horse Powered Learning go to