Equine Assisted Learning
Saddle Up’s EAL program partners with the school or group to schedule students to participate in a 2-hour class which includes hands on interaction with the horses. This program focuses on unmounted horsemanship skills. The participants interact with each other and the horse to learn and practice activities that teach teamwork, leadership, self-confidence, respect, and other social and life skills. For mounted horsemanship skills, please see our Adaptive Riding program. The class is led by a PATH International Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and supported by educators and volunteers as needed. The class time can be adjusted to meet the needs of the school or group.
Progress & Goals
Saddle Up! develops goals in conjunction with the participating school and/or group. Saddle Up! works with the school and/or group to do a pre and post-assessment based on the goals that are being addressed. Rather than focusing on individual needs, the focus is on concepts and principles related to academics, life skills, and social skills.
Participants must be between the age of 4 and 19 years old and have a documented disability. Participants need to be willing to interact with the horses and fellow classmates. Participants are scheduled for EAL as a group.
Saddle Up! Equine Assisted Learning classes are $75 per participant for a 2 hour program.
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm