During the years 1999-2001, 127 program models were examined – each one focused on the issue of high-risk behaviors in teens, and the breakdown of relationships. These were eventually winnowed down to less than a dozen, based on effectiveness, financial accessibility and replication. The organizations were audited, and the best-practices of each were incorporated in programs that were utilized by Higher Trails Equine (the originator of the Equine Assisted Learning programs now used by EAL Canada).
In 2015, working with the Business Development Center, several like-minded organizations and governmental agencies, Higher Trails was part of an in-depth collaborative undertaking. The highly effective programs developed by Higher Trails were the basis for the development of a new organization that would concentrate just on teaching Equine Assisted Learning.
In 2017 EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL) CANADA. was incorporated and continues to provide instruction across Canada. They continue to develop new material and products for their Coaches and stay in the forefront of the EAL field.
Staying ever current with the latest developments in the field of Equine Assisted Learning, EAL Canada continues to update the material presented in the courses they offer. This is reflected in the new material they present both in written form and in the hands-on instruction with students.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Canada provides quality instruction to those working in the EAL field. They deliver a leading-edge approach to equine-assisted learning programs, ensuring graduates have all the tools required to be successful EAL practitioners. This acronym "HORSES" defines our Mission Statement.
Honesty and Integrity: EAL Canada has an established Code of Ethics and Professional Standards for the company and its graduates. Confidential information will be treated with honesty and respect, and will not be shared with others unless required by law, or for the physical safety of the client or other persons. The integrity of their programs and the conduct of their graduates are of utmost importance.
Open-Minded EAL Canada encourages ongoing training, being open-minded when research provides new tools that can be shared with other graduates. EAL practitioners are encouraged to embrace new ideas and incorporate them into their business.
Respect All clients and horses will be treated with respect and compassion, considering their physical and psychological well-being. EAL Canada understands the depth of emotion clients may feel and is empathetic to each situation. Practitioners are also respectful of the horse who they consider their partner when working with clients. They know the impact EAL situations can have on the horse.
Self-Motivated EAL Canada provides tools to its graduates that encourage self-motivation. Whether it is starting a business, growing a business, or expanding services; support is provided. Continued education and training are encouraged through online courses, researching new ideas and information in the EAL field, or participating in other EAL Courses.
Enthusiastic EAL Canada maintains social media centers that encourage it's graduates to support one another. They share the excitement experienced by clients when lives are impacted, goals are reached, and barriers are overcome. Sharing entrepreneurial ideas, suggestions, and success stories ignites the enthusiasm of others.
Stewardship EAL Canada recognizes that we have a responsibility to this earth and its inhabitants. God has gifted us with horses that are willing to help humans on their journey. We honor His creation and accept the responsibility to help those who chose to travel a path that includes
We have seen lives changed, hopes renewed and spirits lifted through the power and insights of a horse.
We want to teach coaches how to partner with horses to change the lives of those desiring change.
People deserve the opportunity to move forward; to greater, better lives and the horse can help them do that.