Equine-Assisted Activities (EAA) is an experiential and behavioral approach to teaching abstract concepts such as boundaries, teamwork, self-awareness, and cooperation. EAA can improve cognitive functions such as following directions, organizational skills, appropriate behavior, and goal setting.
In most youth programs, riding activities are combined with ground work, emphasizing partnership-based horsemanship. EAAT can be used effectively for adults in leadership training and team building for businesses, schools, and organizations.
Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a combination of academics and skill building in conjunction with the horse. Participants interact with the horse during groundwork sessions. Instructors assist the participant in developing attainable goals. EAL is noted for helping individuals improve literacy, build communication skills, and learn teamwork.
STRC offers a variety of outreach programs designed to create awareness and understanding of equine-related activities and learning. Instructors offer group sessions throughout the year covering a variety of topics relevant to families, educators, and organizations that provide services to individuals living with disabilities.