Equine Assisted Learning Program
Pal-O-Mine’s Equine Assisted Learning programs incorporate horses experientially for educational and emotional, growth and learning. EAL uses alternative approaches to create positive and constructive learning experiences for children and adolescents who are at risk of failing in a traditional academic setting. EAL sessions incorporate guided and safe horse interactions, positive interaction between students, animals and adults, as well as the incorporation of grade-level appropriate reading, writing, art and math skills. These approaches, combined with a varied and very specialized, teaching staff helps to reengage the typically disengaged or defiant student and recreate a positive learning experience that carries over into the students’ traditional classroom experiences.
EAL Program classes typically spend one school day at Pal-O-Mine participating in the program with our staff, horses and other animals around the property.
Pal-O-Mine has a history of fully successful EAL Programs with local school districts, which includes reaching out to a wide variety of at risk populations. This successful application to various school settings, communities and populations adds to the generalizability of the EAL Program to many different students at risk for school failure. In the past, we have worked with students with cognitive disabilities, emotional disturbances, adjudicated youth, at risk teens, hearing impaired students, learning disabled, and students with mental illnesses