Equine-Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an experiential teaching and learning concept that has been growing in popularity for over the past six years. Emmaus Horsemanship students’ interact with the environment, their instructors and with the horses to achieve goals that may increase knowledge on a wide range of topics and/or self-discovery. Individual goals might include personal spiritual growth through reflection or prayer; addressing emotional challenges to reduce anxiety; and improvement in horse-handling and riding skills along with knowledge about horses.
People having behavioral challenges, ADHD, head trauma, autism or related disorders also benefit from goal-driven interactions with the environment, instructor and horse. The therapeutic value in caring for horses and developing recreational horseback riding skills is evident in improved coping skills, relaxation, concentration, social communication, intuition enhancement, relationship development and sensory integration.
Individually scheduled sessions are available for children and adults by appointment. A complimentary visit is offered to assess abilities and needs in the equine environment.
45 minute to 55 minute sessions are valued at $35.00
Length of sessions are dependent on teaching content and needs of the student.
Two students having similar skill levels participate in individually scheduled 60 minute Equine-Facilitated Learning sessions available for children and adults. The sessions are discounted at $50.00 per session for two students. This option may apply to immediate family members wanting to participate in horsemanship activities together.
Emmaus Horsemanship is willing and capable of traveling to your location!!
Emmaus Horsemanship will travel and provide individually designed Equine-Facilitated Learning activities for special interest groups at your location.
Approved Private Schools
Youth Programs-Scouts/Church Groups
Private Christian Schools
All sessions include hands-on experiential learning activities with horses. Rates vary and are valued from $15-$25 per person for 1 1/2 to 2 hours in length.
An inclusive day long Equine-Facilitated Learning experience individually designed for all people but different ages and levels of ability that love horses! Fun experiential learning activities that target horse behavior, equine care, and improvement in basic riding skills are offered throughout the year!