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Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is similar to ropes courses, only the horses are the ropes. EAL is experiential and all work is done on the ground and no experience is necessary. Equines are prey animals making their sensory faculties highly evolved. Horses can mirror important information about ourselves and our environment. EAL can be used to address a variety of issues such as autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, anger, addictions, attention deficit disorder,bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief and loss, phobias and trauma. EAL can also address challenges such as difficulty reading facial expression, communication, problem-solving, observation skills, executive functioning, perspective taking, social skills and conflict resolution. Partnerships such as Social Skills Playhouse are created with individual therapists and treatment programs to create and customize adjunct EAL services for their client(s).