What is Equine Facilitated Learning

What is EFL?

Equine Facilitated Learning is an interaction between horses and people designed to promote experiential learning for all the participants.

EFL promotes strategies to attain healthier relationships that in turn can improve wider group and family dynamics. EFL sessions bring together horses and people in a safe, supervised space designed to elicit positive and empowering interaction. www.efl.net.au

Sharing with a client an insight into herd dynamics can allow them to learn that their behaviour will have a profound effect not just on the horses but on the people in their lives.

Children often do not experience EFL as learning in the traditional sense. It is because EFL is experiential that suddenly learning becomes fun!

In essence all individuals can benefit from EFL in some way. Children and young adults have shown improvement in the following areas after participating in EFL. Client often need modify their behavior, energy levels and actions in order to achieve the desired response from the horse. Often when the modified behaviour has resulted in successful interaction, the behaviour will continue after the client has left the yard or arena. To be considered successful an EFL session really only has to leave the facilitator, client and horse with a good feeling.

Our Facilitator Kim Wren is a Level Two Instructor, having completed training with Horse Safety Australia and Australian Equine Facilitated Learning. This enables Kim to deliver lessons tailored to a range of developmental disorders such as Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and ADHD as well as to children and youth with a range of issues such as youth at risk of disconnection or already disconnected from education, family and general social functions.

Rates: $132 Per Hour

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