Equine Facilitated Learning

Equine Facilitated Learning is an experiential form of learning and development involving horses. Participants do not ride the horses, they observe and interact with them.

No previous knowledge of horses is required. However, the experience does require participants to be observant and curious about themselves, others and the horses, and give meaning to what they notice.

In the programme, participants take part in a series of exercises with the horses designed to uncover the unconscious, psychological forces that are influencing their team’s behaviour and performance.

The exercises reveal how they work as a team, how they communicate with each other (both verbally and non verbally) and what is potentially blocking the team from being a cohesive unit.

Working with the horses will also reveal individual’s strengths, attributes, and values to each other, what might be holding them back and any assumptions they hold about themselves and others in their team.