EFL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why Are We Different?
Our one of a kind programs will teach you how four-legged teachers can assist you in instigating an immediate change in yourself. This is a powerful journey of learning skills and understanding self development. This is NOT just a fun day out, well, it is still fun, but it is a skill building session that will give you a unique opportunity to learn insights into your own behaviours and make immediate changes for life. We make sure to parallel the skills you learn to real life situations in order to create a lasting impact that can carry over to other areas such as business, work, school, and interpersonal relationships.
What can you expect?
FUN & HANDS ON LEARNING = CHANGE
Immediate change through experiential learning, objectives and outcomes tailored to your organization/clients, itemization of the issues facing clients. For corporate groups, our programs provide a solid understanding of who is in your team and how to effectively work together. Great leadership comes with being a great communicator.
Are there additional charges after we book our program with you?
Absolutely not! Your program includes:
Nationally Certified Building Block Program
Private farm facility located in beautiful South Langley, BC
A fun, engaging day of hands on skill building
Complimentary coffee & tea
Comprehensive Insurance Coverage
Why will this program work over others I have tried?
We are a unique program that is not currently offered anywhere else in the Fraser Valley. We have research backing our programs with proven results and outcomes as well as highly qualified facilitators with over 50 years of combined experience working with horses. The same actions brings the same results. If you want long lasting, sustainable results, then you have to change your approach to learning. We understand that change happens differently in each person but that self reflection is key. This is why all sessions utilize the experiential learning model. The general concept of learning through experience is quite ancient dating back to around 350 BCE, Aristotle wrote in Nicomachean Ethics "for things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them". From a modern day educational approach, experiential learning was heavily developed in the early 1970s by David A. Kolb who laboriously drew from the work of John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget.
What group sizes do you work with?
As small as one-one and to a maximum of 20. We have had a few clients use the Canada BC Job Grant as they pay for employee training up to 2/3 of the costs. This is a great way to keep your employee's motivated to hit the company goals. For more information please visit, Canada Job Grant.
Do I need horse experience?
Absolutely not. Our program does not require you to ride a horse and no prior experience is necessary. We inform every group of the rules and safety precautions to take around the animals and the arena. We always put safety first and we can accommodate everyone's different comfort levels around the horses. And if you do have horse experience, that’s great too! This is not a horsemanship program so you will still get all the benefits!
What if I (or my employees, students) are scared or don’t like horses?
No worries! If you aren't being pushed out of your comfort zone, you aren't learning. This is an opportunity to overcome your fears or preconceived notions. Some of the people who have attended our workshops have started out petrified, but by the end of the program, they have all learned more about themselves and overcome their fear.
What about the weather?
If it is raining or snowing we have covered areas to work under. Our classroom is located inside the barn which has heaters to keep us warm in cooler weather. We have to be out there too so we understand the need for a warm environment. If the weather outside is nice, we can always work in the sunshine. Your program will take place regardless of the weather.
Do we ride the horses?
No. All of our work is done from the ground alongside the horses as part of your team. This allows the horse to offer you authentic feedback that otherwise isn't possible from the saddle.
What should I wear?
Our safety requirements include that you come wearing closed toe shoes and dress in clothing that you are ok with getting a little dusty. If it is raining or snowing we advise you to dress in layers that may be removed if too hot but that will keep you warm enough to be outside as well.
Where are you located? Do I have to go way out of the city?
We are located in beautiful South Langley, BC which is only one hour outside of downtown Vancouver. Our quiet and private farm provides a serene country experience without having to venture outside of the lower mainland.
Are you qualified? What are your certifications?
Yes! All our facilitators are certified through the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning, a leading organization in Equine Assisted Learning at the Calgary Campus location. In addition to holding CEFLI (Certified Equine Facilitated Learning Instructor) credentials each facilitator brings their own varied experience and education in each of their respective fields. To find out more about each of our facilitators please visit our facilitator page.
I’m allergic! Can I still participate?
Knowing is half the battle! Just be sure to take an allergy pill before you come.
Are you insured?
Yes, we carry extensive insurance for ourselves and those who attend our course.
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