What Is EAL? 

EAL is a non-riding programme where each session has a pre-agreed objective. Equines are used to engage, educate and equip participants who are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. 

Why horses? 

Horses make great teachers. They are non-judgemental and provide immediate and honest feedback. The immediacy of the horse’s response encourages the participant to reflect on why the horse is reacting as it is and, in doing so, identify and reflect upon their own behaviour and emotions. 

Benefits? 

Equine Assisted Learning promotes the development of emotional intelligence: 
Self-awareness 
Self-regulation 
Internal Motivation 
Empathy 
Social Skills 
Arising from Equine Assisted Learning are improvements in areas such as: 
Confidence 
Responsibility 
Relationships 
Communication 
Leadership 
Resilience 
Listening 
Problem solving 
Team work 
Respect for others and oneself 
Boundary setting 

What to expect? 

An EAL session is practical, interactive and reflective. Depending on the participant, different EAL activities are developed to target specific areas. 
 
Pre-Session: 
 
Establish objectives 
 
Session: 
 
Observation of horses 
Activity 
De-brief and application 
We are privileged to work collaboratively with Social Services, various charities and Fostering Achievement to provide EAL sessions as part of a multi-agency approach. 
We also accept private referrals for EAL sessions. 

Want to learn more? Watch the BBC documentary where you will see for yourself what EAL is and its benefits 

One parent’s response to her daughter’s EAL experience at Glenview: 
'Just a wee note to let you know what an impact the time at Glenview has had on our daughter. This last year has been really difficult for her but you and Glenview have been a lifeline for us, the one constant thing in her life that she has enjoyed and wanted to come to. You have been so patient with her, with her problems and sensory needs and going out of your way to make sure these are met to give her the best positive and enjoyable experience each time. Thank you.’ Fran 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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