Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) involves learning ground work exercises, to build a relationship with the horse, and improve confidence and self-esteem in the participant.
These therapeutic sessions offer a cycle of instruction, response and feedback which enables the participant to communicate with the horse in a way that the horse understands, through body language and movement.
Horses are prey animals and they have a need to feel safe and seek partnership and leadership. In addition, horses are highly aware of their surroundings and very much 'in the moment'. Through building a trusting relationship, where a horse will willingly follow instruction, the partcipant learns horsemanship skills, receives instant feedback and gains confidence through achieveing the desired response. Working with a horse who is happy to build this partnership is hugely rewarding and empowering. for anyone, but especially for those who can benefit from confidence and relationship building activities.
If you are interested in booking an EFL session, or if you have any questions please contact us.