Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is similar to EAP but where the focus is on learning or educational goals. EAL still involves the team of mental health professional and horse professional working with the clients and horses. The focus however is on education and learning specific skills as defined by the individual or group, such as improved leadership skills and emotional intelligence (EQ) training
It is now well recognised that well developed emotional intelligence is a higher indicator of success and happiness than high IQ alone. The key to the future is to help our young people develop these competencies so they are able to go forth and be proud leaders.
“Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others – qualities which are within easy reach of every soul – are the foundation of one’s spiritual life.” (N Mandela)
As the Head of learning Enrichment at Trinity Catholic College I would like to pay tribute to the work done by EBEAT. We took a group of students with special needs to the Centre for a full day of activities. The staff were a pleasure to work with in organising the day and in presenting a day that the students both enjoyed and greatly benefited from. We then used the actives undertaken on the day to provide stimulus for writing and measurement activities in term, including the production of a printed book. We found the day and the organisation excellent and would recommend them highly.
Narissa Phelps, Head of Learning Enrichment at Trinity Catholic College Lismore.