Inspiring Change

Equine Assisted Learning

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What we do at Brave Horse is unique, because the horses are the teachers. Through our behaviour intervention (BI), and equine assisted learning (EAL) programs, we help children feel safe, accepted, and competent.

We Do Things Differently Here…

*Our sessions are outside in nature with horses
*Our sessions are planned for each child
*We learn through play
*We teach children concepts (optimism, open mind, etc) through hand's on experiences
*We give children autonomy – a safe, accepting space where they can make their own choices
*We believe in fostering self-adovacy – so that they can be safe, and strong in the world
*Our aim is to prepare children to thrive in the world – according to their own definition of success
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*Our horses are our teachers
*They provide children with learning opportunities and teachable moments
*Children learn to listen and respect the horse – and through that, themselves, and also others
*There is no riding in our programs – everything is done on the ground, so children learn about body language, so that their paradigms on how we view horses can be broken, and so they can understand consent – just because the horse is their does not mean you have a right to ride him or her
*Children learn what it feels like to be so small when standing by an 1000 pound horse
*They also learn what if feels like to be brave when standing by an 1000 pound horse

Welcome to Brave Horse

Equine assisted learning
Equine assisted learning
Equine assisted learning

What is EAL?

  • EAL is a personal skill-building program where the horses are the teachers
  • Custom designed exercises
  • Participants work on the ground with horses
  • Participants aged 4 and over
  • Individual one-on-one sessions
  • Groups of 2 to 6 participants
  • No horse experience is necessary

Working with horses creates a unique memory that causes the participants to remember the learning far longer than if sitting in “just another classroom.”

Participants are empowered while working through group exercises with a focus on developing individual qualities while having fun.

Why horses?

The Quick Facts:

Horses are large and powerful animals. They take participants out of their comfort zones.

Horses are highly perceptive.

  • They can hear our heartbeats.
  • They pick up on when we aren’t being our true selves.
  • And they let us know every single time!

Horses offer a safe, accepting environment where participants can go on a journey of self-discovery.

  • Horses are always honest.
  • They do not have prejudice.
  • They do not judge.

The Details:

Horses communicate clearly, honestly and instantly. In a horse’s world, teamwork is respected and expected. Any conflicts are handled swiftly so that life in the herd maintains balance. Horses communicate in the same way with people – that is why listening to what horses have to say is powerful. Powerful enough to inspire change!

Horses have the ability to identify calm emotions versus other emotions. This means that horses can sense what is REALLY going on inside us. Horses are not interested in what we present to the world; they are interested in our true selves. Horses may be constantly assessing us, but they will never judge us.

By including horses in specially designed learning programs, participants are given the opportunity for self-discovery. Through listening to what a horse is saying to us (non-verbally), we have the opportunity to lead participants to experience personal development.

Meet Miranda and the horses!

Book a meet and greet at no cost. You will get to learn more about EAL, ask questions, and see if our programs are a good fit for your family. Please contact us for booking availability.

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Brave Horse
Behaviour Intervention
Equine Assisted Learning
Armstrong, BC
250-878-2730
info@bravehorse.ca
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