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What is equine assisted learning?

What Is Equine Assisted Learning?

COMMON GROUND INC. | MOUNT AIRY, MD
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// Welcome to Common Ground at Paradise Stables.

What is Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine Assisted Learning is a learner-based educational, experiential opportunity with horses. More specifically, it is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises on the ground (no riding involved). Simply put, it helps humans to move forward in their lives by building essential life skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere - without venturing into Equine Therapy. Exercises are developed to encourage self-confidence through validated, hands-on experiences. Equine Assisted Learning has proved to be useful, powerful, positive, educational, and creative.

COMMON GROUND INC. | MOUNT AIRY, MD

How Do Our Programs Work?

How Our EAL Programs Work?
COMMON GROUND INC. | MOUNT AIRY, MD

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Program Briefing & Safety

Upon you or your client's arrival, we extend a warm welcome to our facility! We will then discuss safety protocols & housekeeping practices and clarify the program details as well as its objectives. It is our mission to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable, safe and educational experience in each of our programs! And that each skills learned transfers back to the real world.

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Arena Time With Horses

This is where the magic happens. You will partner with your team and with your horse and actively participate through the program. Each program has an objective and guaranteed outcome. Everything learned will be paralleled back to real life! These skills will then be transferrable to your own life.

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Debriefing & Reflection

Once the arena time is over, we'll come back into the classroom where we'll debrief the program, bring everything back to the objective one more time and ensure the learning really transfers back to life.

 

We then end the session with achievement words, and journal your progress to be able to reflect back. 

hand touching horse

Our programs are an excellent alternative to talk therapy. Hands-on learning experiences that help develop life skills that cannot otherwise be obtained. Horses bring a unique "herd" dynamic that other animals/teachers can't provide.  

COMMON GROUND INC. | MOUNT AIRY, MD

Why Do We Work With Horses?

Horses are a Prey/Flight Animal

  • They are responsive to our stimulus

  • Respond if thoughts and feelings don't align

  • They choose to work with us

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