Alternative Education through a Horse-based Curriculum
EAQ promotes an experiential, learner-centred approach delivering all aspects of the curriculum through the theme of the horse.
Topics that are traditionally taught in a school environment, can be equally (or more) successful when taught as part of an outdoor, horse-based approach.
Many of the learners have social, emotional or behavioural difficulties and find it hard to access tradtional school settings. Many are on the autism spectrum or have disorders such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or attachment disorders.
Our aim is to integrate learners back into mainstream school where this is possible.
The theme of the horse can carry into all curriculum areas including:
literacy, numeracy, science, geography, history, art, music and information technology.
Training for school staff
Training for staff is available for those who are considering setting up a horse-based learning programme at a traditional school or alternative education provider.
- how to set up horse-based activities
- learner-centred approaches
- communication skills
A parent talks about her son's progress through being with the horses.
Horses helping a young boy with Aspergers.
Headteacher, Rachel talking about the horse-based curriculum at school in Derbyshire.
How can you deliver a horse-based curriculum?
Come along to one of the Introduction Days to find out how to become an EAQ Certified Facilitator able to deliver the EAQ Horse-based Curriculum.