EQUINE Facilitated Learning (EFL)
Equine Facilitated Learning, or EFL, is an educational approach that includes equine facilitated activities incorporating the experience of equine / human interaction in an environment of learning or self-discovery. EFL encourages personal exploration of feelings and behaviors to help promote human growth and development.
(Source: PATH Intl.)
EFL large and small groups participate in a workshop-style format which is customized to the specific needs of the group or organization. Areas of concentration may include: team building, communication, self-improvement, social interaction, education, and mindfulness.
EFL is educational, learning, or recreational in nature using ground- based or un-mounted activities. Since riding is not incorporated into these sessions, physician approval to participate is not required.
Who can benefit from EFL?
EFL may be appropriate for the following groups or individuals:
- Business owners
- Sports teams
- Church groups
- Military units
Benefits of EFL
Individual or group participation in EFL can encourage:
- Team building
- Problem solving
- Boundary setting