HorseSense practitioners are certified trainers of the HorseDream International Partner Program and members of the European Association of Horse Assisted Education (EAHAE). HorseSense is part of a worldwide network of experienced facilitators who have been licensed to work with horses for the benefit of personal and professional development (EAPD).
What is EAPD?
Equine Assisted Professional/Personal Development)
EAPD is a highly effective experiential approach to learning for personal, professional and corporate development. A natural outgrowth of the animal-assisted learning services field, it is based upon the success of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), and Equine Assisted (Physical) Therapy (EAT).
Designed to draw out the dynamics of human vs. horse, and individual vs. group, each session helps participants to gain a sound understanding of several fundamental principles, then to apply that understanding with integrity and professionalism.
A typical EAPD session engages participants in a combination of ground exercises with the horses and facilitated learning segments of theory and practical application. Throughout the program, individual challenges and successes are noted. During debriefing sessions, activities are reviewed and group discussion is stimulated. All insights, outcomes and implications are captured, and a preliminary plan for moving forward is defined by the full group. The uniqueness of each EAPD program is the ease with which participants are able to draw direct parallels between what happens in the arena and what happens at work or home.