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Benefits of Equine-Facilitated Learning

Through the instinctual nature of the horse, personal and emotional well-being is deeply enriched for people of all ages and walks of life.

Through the amazing gift of a horse’s sensitive, instinctual nature, personal and emotional growth can take place for children and adults from all walks of life. 

We lead our participants through exercises and activities that teach self-regulation, soft breathing,  a sensitive touch, compassion, and leadership. Through these activities, the human body learns to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, the network of nerves that relax your body and aid in the body’s response to stress via a lower heart rate, lower blood pressure, and better digestion. This promotes a state of physical and emotional well-being, which helps the individual better manage stress, anxiety, and fear.

Some of the benefits of equine-facilitated learning are: 

  • Sustains confidence with authentic assertiveness

  • Fosters verbal and nonverbal communication

  • Nurtures better impulse control

  • Improves problem-solving and sensory skills

  • Encourages empathy and compassion

  • Lowers heart rate and blood pressure

  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD

These all are the same for our graceful equine partners. They, as well as we, seek safety, well-being, rest, and a peaceful atmosphere. Therefore, equine-facilitated learning adds vitality to the lives of both human and horse. 

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