Equine Assisted Learning (EAP) and
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

Therapeutic Equestrian Activities
Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center, Siletz, Oregon Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) promote personal growth and development of communication through activities and interactions on and around the horses.

Horses are sentient beings that have thoughts and feelings, and will interact with the clients based on how the clients are acting and feeling. This alternative therapy can be short or long term, and often helps people not making progress with traditional therapy.

More About EAL/EFP classes:
  • These private classes can be tailored for a person, a family, or a group working on mental health, emotional, or social goals.

  • These are generally ground-based (not riding the horse) activities that help the person, family, or group gain insight about themselves and others.

  • General horsemanship activities such as grooming, leading, and herd observation are also incorporated in the classes.

EAL/EFP helps clients deal with life goals such as:
  • self-awareness
  • self-esteem
  • empathy
  • setting boundaries
  • dealing with stress and anxiety
  • interpersonal communication
  • trust
  • accountability
  • problem-solving skills
  • teamwork
  • conflict resolution
  • leadership skills

Getting to know you
Getting to know you
rider with his horse


Learn More

Contact us at info@brighthorizonsriding.org.