DAYSTAR RANCH INC (DSRI) wrote -
At DAYSTAR RANCH INC. our equine buddies do the teaching employing a variety of equine assisted exercises which include experiential education in and out of the arena.
Our programs are based on proven interactive sessions between humans and our equine partners, commonly known as EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL), which utilize the sentient capacities of horses, ponies, burrows, and mules.
DSRI serves the populations of "at risk youth", "combat veterans", "survivors of domestic violence" and "clients in recovery from alcohol & drug addiction". EAL is widely known to provide a holistic approach to learning and healing.
Our professionals and practitioners come to us from the varied fields of education, counseling, coaching, health, mental health, and equine specialist field of teaching and healing with horses, as well as professional horse people.
Our programs involve partnering with horses with the focus on teaching and healing people. Different than riding or horsemanship our focus with the horses teaching and healing i although horse care is sometimes a part of the activities.
EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL)/ Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning (EFEL)
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) or Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning (EFEL) refer to activities done with horses geared toward experiential learning. Equine assisted learning or equine facilitated experiential learning activities are typically offered to groups. The difference between equine assisted learning and equine assisted therapy is one of the confusing concepts in the emerging field of equine assisted work.
Learning activities can be used to reengage students in academic learning as well as with high risk adolescents in alternative school programs. Typically, the clients participate in an activity with the horses on the ground, and the trained facilitator guides the learning process. Rather than focusing on personal issues, the focus is on concepts and principles, as in character concepts for example.