Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential approach working with the horse on the ground, helping the young person to explore body language and behaviour as well as reflecting on the relationships around them and their own emotions. EAL helps young people set and work towards personal goals, develop confidence and overcome fears, as well as developing  problem solving skills. Our programme explores identity, family history, dreams, goals, friendships, communication, boundaries and other areas tailored to individual needs.

Click here to see our Equine Assisted Learning Leaflet with further information.

EAL Referral information

EAL is suitable for young people who have an interest in horses, like being outdoors and may be struggling in the educational or home setting due to behavioural, emotional, social and or learning difficulties / disabilities.

Young people are referred to this programme from Social Services, Schools, Local Education Authorities, Pupil Referral Units, Youth Services and Parents. We can work with young people in small groups, if appropriate but most of our work is 1-1.

How much does it cost?

Sessions are priced at £30 per hour (for basic EAL programme) which includes a fee to AQA Unit Award Scheme so the young people can gain certification for their learning.

How do I refer?

Click on the link to download our Referral Form and return it to yvonne@jacoutreach.org

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA)

JAC can also provide Intense Equine Assisted Growth and Learning therapy sessions (EAGALA) for those with complex emotional needs and trauma, with 2 trained practitioners and up to two horses in the arena – we are also able to work with the whole family in this method. Contact the office for details, availability and prices.