Equine Facilitated Learning

Would you like a development opportunity in an outdoor environment, gaining insight about yourself and others through working alongside horses? Equine Facilitated Learning could be what you are looking for!

We are excited to be able to offer Equine Facilitated Learning to our clients, based at our partner facility in Glapthorn, Northamptonshire. Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is where either individuals or groups spend time with the horses working through activities to learn more about themselves and to develop on a personal level. All work is done on the ground so no riding experience, or prior experience with horses, is needed. At the heart of EFL is the concept that people’s lives can be positively influenced and permanently changed by spending time with horses.

The benefits and focus of this work can include increased confidence and self-esteem; better communication; self-awareness about the effects of your behaviour and greater empathy.

Below are some examples of how EFL can be used, however please contact us about your needs in this area and we will be glad to discuss a bespoke offer for you:

  • Individual coaching and development: alongside a qualified coach and EFL practitioner, working with a horse to gain a deeper self-awareness and insight. This activity is excellent for personal development as well as professional development, for example for small business owners.
  • Women’s Development Groups: these can be booked as an individual or as a group from the same organisation. We work on areas such as confidence, goal-setting, leadership, teamwork and communication, offering a novel approach to developing yourself regardless of your position or situation. See here for more details.
  • Team building/away days: working as a team we design a range of bespoke activities to help you to work together more effectively, understand each other and have fun! Come and experience a more innovative kind of team day, away from the office and capture the benefits of being outdoors. This can be run as a half or full day. See here for further information.
  • Community groups: we can run 2-hour, half day or full day workshops with community groups who may wish to increase their confidence or self-esteem. These could include people seeking work; individuals who have suffered domestic abuse; people suffering from stress. The sessions are not intended to be therapy but can complement any therapeutic sessions that individuals may be undertaking, or as a stand alone activity.

As part of our pledge to our local community, for every EFL session booked by a business we promise to reinvest part of the income into running EFL sessions for our partner charity, a Domestic Abuse charity based in Northampton.

Costs are based on each individual/group’s requirements and a personalised quotation can be given.

To find out more information, or book a no-obligation conversation, please message Claire at claire@soar-development.co.uk.