At Angel Wings Ranch, we partner clients with horses to promote healthy life skills and stimulate positive behavioral changes. This process is called Equine Assisted Learning, or EAL.
At Angel Wings Ranch, each session is designed specifically for that client. Depending on what the client's goals are, he or she will interact with the horse and provide overall care, such as feeding, grooming, and riding. Clients are taught to set goals, develop a plan, implement the plan, achieve the goal, and analyze the outcomes. The interactive lessons with horses allow clients to self-discover and improve their processes to achieve the best possible outcome. Between sessions, clients may be given exercises to work on at home to strengthen their new skills.
EAL has tremendous results and benefits, with participants developing skills such as emotional awareness, assertiveness, social skills, confidence, trust in self, trust in others, empathy, impulse control, problem-solving, and developing and maintaining relationships.
Horses are social animals, which means their behaviors can be very similar to humans:
Why does this matter?
Working with horses provides many opportunities for metaphorical learning. If a client accomplishes a task involving a giant horse, that develops skill and confidence in the client for accomplishing tasks in the "real world" or with people. Using the horse and his behavior for discussion or activity is an effective technique, providing wonderful metaphors for the client when dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations in life.
At Angel Wings Ranch, our vision is to provide a refuge for those who feel broken to experience freedom, encouragement, and hope for the future. (Isaiah 61:1). We invite any person - child or adult - who is experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, ADHD, or any other challenge to participate in our program in Salado, TX.
Interested in enrolling yourself or someone you love in our equine-assisted learning program? We'd love to chat. Drop us a line or give us call today!
Help a child or adult who is trying to overcome anxiety, depression, or PTSD through this life-changing equine-assisted learning program.
Each EAL session costs approximately $60 to provide. Although the number of sessions varies per participant, most attend for at least six sessions to receive maximum benefits of equine-assisted learning.
Help us change the life of one of our participants through a sponsorship in full or through a donation toward program cost.