Equine Assisted Learning is an experiential approach that encompasses both Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). EAL promotes the development of life skills and is designed to help individuals achieve their unique educational, professional, and personal goals. Benefits often seen include improvements in confidence, self-awareness, communication, trust, problem solving, and critical thinking, as well as reducing stress and encouraging relationship building.
EFL:Promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through a planned learning experience, integrating equine assisted activities.
EFP:Promotes the personal exploration of feelings and behaviors that allows for the clinical interpretation of such, using equine assisted activities and therapies that are guided by a treatment plan created by a mental health professional.