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Welcome to Australian Equine Facilitated Learning – the new home of Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) in Australia.

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AEFL has been asked to be the Platinum Training Provider for IICT – International Institute for Complimentary Therapies.  This will give our EFL practitioners access to reduced insurance and help promote EFL as a recognised, professional and effective modality!

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Introducing the Gydle ….. the bitless bridle used by AEFL!

Ali and me using the Gydle

Ali and me using the Gydle

The first AEFL Bitless Riding Clinic will be held in Victoria at the end of October where participants will have the chance to experiment with the Gydle under the watchful eye of the Gydle’s creator Kailee Nott.  Theory and practical sessions on the benefits, challenges and transitions from a bit will be covered and the chance to try out the Gydle on your horse. The Gydle will be available to purchase on the day or contact AEFL for further information


What is EFL?

Contemporary clinical research shows that close proximity to horses changes human brain wave patterns suggesting that humans can be transformed in a very positive way when in the presence of horses. Appropriate interaction with horses can therefore prove therapeutic to adults and children alike. Equine Facilitated Learning is an interaction between horses and people designed to promote experiential learning for all the participants.

EFL promotes strategies to attain healthier relationships that in turn can improve wider group and family dynamics. EFL sessions bring together horses and people in a safe, supervised space designed to elicit positive and empowering interaction.

The majority of sessions involve interacting with the horse from the ground and although riding is a possibility, most people will experience EFL and its many benefits in this way.

Julie Osbourne of the Capricorn Centre talks to Franklin Levinson and Elaine Hughes about EFL and the Facilitator Course…

What is AEFL?

Australian Equine Facilitated learning Pty Ltd (AEFL) has been established to promote awareness of and participation in interactions between horses and people in a way that is positive, fulfilling and safe for all parties involved.

It seeks to allow all participants – client, facilitator, horse, spectator, to experience the interaction in their own way and at their own level in a manner that each finds beneficial. AEFL will implement structures, guidelines, codes of practise and set out basic skills and safety levels to set standards for all involved in the practise of EFL.

AEFL recommends Lodge Ropes for standard and custom made Halters, Ropes and Lines. Rob at Lodge Ropes is a supporter of EFL and Franklin’s Horsemanship and frequently attends our Maryborough clinics. – Thanks Rob!
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