Equine Assisted Learning

Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. Life skills education facilitates psychosocial skills that enable individuals to manage challenges and transitions of everyday life. These areas may include:

  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Creative and critical thinking.
  • Communication.
  • Self-awareness and empathy.
  • Coping strategies.

The EAL program is facilitated by Marya Pecukonis, MS., dually- qualified professional, who has experience both as equine and educational learning professional. This approach embraces horse-human interaction guided by organized learning to support goals of the participant. These goals can be generated by the team including parents and aligned with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Plan (IP) as appropriate. The hands on support team consists of qualified professional, equine specialist in learning, volunteer side walker or leader (as needed) and most of all, the horse.

Equine Assisted Learning

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