Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioners

Our Certified EAL Practitioners are teachers, disability support workers, youth workers, horse riding instructors, coaches, organisational consultants, and, people interested in helping people learn new skills, with the horses as engaging partners in the process.

EAL practitioners have also successfully completed over 120 hours training, supervision and assessment in EAL, and now offer it as specialist modality to support social-emotional learning, personal development and professional development such as leadership and team effectiveness skills.

EAL is not therapy. EAL is an innovative form of experiential learning – where clients develop new insight and learn new skills via relational experiences with horses.

Melia Brent-White

EPI Model EAL Facilitator
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Equine Bodywork Practitioner
Based in beautiful Yallingup, 30 min north of Margaret River, Melia and her herd of horses assist people to discover their inner world. A focus on building essential life skills, resilience and leadership. Melia has a strong connection to nature, animals and the land, and she looks forward to sharing her world with you.

Merinda Smith

EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Hills EAL (Equine assisted learning, Team building, Leadership and personal development).

Works with her herd of five horses to support business and business leaders with a focus on developing awareness for change.

Lisa Wells

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Primary School Teacher and student of Counselling with AIPC

Works with her herd of horses to support adult clients in personal growth and development.
Works with children and adolescents to develop social and emotional skills
Also works with horse owners to improve their connection with their horse
Special Interests animal communication, healing and natural horsemanship.

Professor Juli Coffin

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Specialising in Aboriginal young people aged between 6 – 24 years old.
Individual, group, and corporate sessions are available in the West Kimberley area.

Yawardani Jan-ga is an Equine Assisted Learning program for Kimberley Aboriginal young people with sites in Broome and Derby. The program is a direct response to community concerns over youth social and emotional wellbeing, and community requests for programs that are strengths-based and focus on building healthy coping skills among Aboriginal young people and youth. Yawardani Jan-ga has been designed to integrate healing, Aboriginal leadership, research and cultural enterprise opportunities to Kimberley Aboriginal people in a setting where there is a demonstrated need for culturally appropriate interventions for supporting Aboriginal people.

Nikki Johnston

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
Registered Nurse, Community Health Nurse – Family and Child Health, Sexual And Reproductive Health.
Diploma of Counselling.
Equine Touch Level 1&2, VHT (Vibromuscular Harmonisation Therapist).

Providing an experiential approach to ‘finding your way home’ through following the ‘Way of the Horse.’ Providing opportunities for children, adolescents, adults and families to safely explore and support self awareness, spiritual and emotional growth.
Special interests, in trauma informed practice.

Victoria Perowne

EPI Model EAL Practitioner

Company: Horse to Heart

With a unique approach to learning and development Horse to Heart embraces the power of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) to support change in your work, your relationships and in yourself. Go beyond that which you thought possible.

Jessica Banham

EPI Model EAL Practitioner
RAHP / MP
Arcadia Equine Assisted Learning Centre

Jessica Kinder

EPI Model EAL Practioner
Equine Assisted Life Coaching

I offer equine assisted life coaching to help clients explore their own awareness in the presence of horses. I provide supportive and kind coaching for adults (18+) who would like to increase their personal and professional development and wellbeing. Suitable for individuals, couples and groups.Located in Denmark, Western Australia (5hrs south of Perth).