Berry Fields

Alternative Education Session Provider CCC

Equine Facilitated Learning. Learning with our herd.

Equine assisted learning is a way of helping individuals achieve their goals through interaction with horses.


Children, young people and adults can engage in learning through participating in therapeutic activities with horses.

  • Bring learning to life
  • Teach responsibility and respect
  • Increase motivation and boost self esteem
  • Improve negative behaviours
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Develop Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Social inclusion
  • Self-awareness and self-control
  • Increased self-awareness and self confidence
  • Animals are non-judgemental, attentive and perfect listeners, interacting with them can give a child / adult the confidence without realising they are learning.

Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) involves non-riding interactions between humans & horses/donkeys from the ground.


The horse/donkey is generally considered the teacher and a human facilitator is there to help guide the participants on a journey of learning & understanding


Being with equines can teach us much about relationships and successful communication and getting to know individual horses/donkeys through a range of activities such as grooming, haltering, leading, agility, drumming, observing and lunging, can help us become more aware of our own mental and physical processes.

Cost for an academic year/term/weekly or sessional basis:


Hourly sessions from £25 per hour delivered at Berry Field Stables

Morning sessions 10:00 – 12:30  from £80 per child

Full day 10:00 – 2:30 from £155 per child

School outreach packages 6 visits per school year £1200

Visit to setting from £200 within a 20-mile radius of PE12.  Additional transport costs may apply outside of this radius.


Current Schools, Local Authorities you work with:


Currently we are working with a small number of schools in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.  Delivering a structured Equine Facilitated Learning Program which includes school-based resources and six school visits of Equine Facilitated Learning.  Full package details are available on our website.


We are also working with individual families and groups that home educate.  We are able to adapt and write tailored learning plans and EFL sessions to meet individual and group needs.