Equine Assisted Learning

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

VTRC’s expanded EAL program “Taking the Reins” offers unique learning opportunities that strengthen and develop lives.

This process involves partnering horses with students of all ages and abilities to engage in interactive challenges and learning activities.

Participants engage in hands on learning that utilizes the horse as partner in exploring positive development of communication, self respect, confidence, trust, accountability, and conflict resolution. Sessions incorporate a variety of ground work and general horsemanship activities such as grooming, leading, and herd observation as well as specially designed interactive activities.

Our Equine Assisted Learning program “Taking the Reins” can be tailored to specific individuals, populations, or organizations. Classes are overseen by our PATH Intl. Certified Equine Specialist who collaborate with mental health and learning professionals and community volunteers.

Please note that our EAL program is strictly a ground work (no riding) program and no horse experience is required.

What can you learn from Equine Assisted Learning?

Healthy boundaries

Trust, Respect, Honesty

Self Awareness



Effective communication

Critical thinking and creative problem solving

And much more…

This program is customizable for individuals, families, school groups, corporate team building, treatment centers etc…

Mental health professionals, if you are interested in partnering with us to offer your clientele the unique benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy please contact us for more information.