Discover Equine Assisted Learning

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of social-emotional skills, cognitive skills and mindfulness techniques through equine-assisted activities. This experiential approach integrates horse-human interaction that is guided by a planned learning experience to meet the identified goals or desires of the participant(s). Through partaking in EAL clients will participate in a group, or individual reflective activities, and learn basic commands, movement commands, care and welfare and understanding horse body language.

Programs are individualised for the client depending on their wants and needs. We work to create positive change and make life-changing connections with horses and humans. An example of a sessions includes learning how to read horse body language and subsequently communicating with the horse without speech, this may transfer to daily life as the client may become more aware of how their body language affects others, and how it influences others behaviour.

Clients will be supervised at all times, and do not need any equine experience to participate. Sessions tend to go for one hour, however this can vary depending on the client.

We see private paying, NDIS self-managed and NDIS plan managed participants.

We are located on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in a quite little suburb called Kureelpa (between Mapleton and Nambour).

Client Testimonial

I have had such amazing sessions with Frieda and feel so blessed to have spent time with her. I feel so lucky to have experienced the connection that we have.


Parent Testimonial

My daughter has always loved the idea of horses, but anxiety kept her from fully enjoying and understanding them. I realised that anxiety was also creeping into her school peer relationships. With Vivian’s skill in blending groundwork with emotional awareness, Tully was able to help her feel confident within herself and build trust. This has definitely helped her ability to cope in other areas of life. “Tully is the best horse in the world".