EQUAL’s equine-assisted learning programme for empowering children and youths


About EQUAL’s children & youth programme

Horse-ibilites, EQUAL’s signature children and youth programme, is a structured and experiential animal-assisted programme designed to enhance social-emotional skills and mental well-being of students in a nature-based setting.

Each Horse-ibilities programme session includes check-ins with school personnel, 1-2 activites and interaction time with horses in the stable or arena, as well as briefing and de-briefing sessions with the students.

Our programme equips children and youths with life skills and tools to build their sense of trust and empathy, develop their self-awareness, regulate their moods and emotions and enhance their interpersonal skills—facilitating emotional growth, behavioural change, and learning. 

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Children and youths between 7 to 21 years old, including those with special needs, behavioural challenges, anxiety and mental health challenges.

Programme Objectives

Programme Overview

"My daughter has become much more responsible these days. She studies harder in school and takes responsibility for the work that is assigned to her. She also has become wiser in her use of time. She even puts in the time and effort to bond with, and be more helpful towards the family members."

~ Mr Rizduan
Parent of child

"My son, Mattheus was born with the genetic disorder, NF1. At the age of 3, he was diagnosed with hearing loss and fitted with hearing aid. These conditions have delayed his speech/language and cognitive development. He lacks self-confidence and can be quite timid at trying new things. Mattheus loves animals and was blessed with close contact with horses through the EQUAL programme. He looked forward to every session with enthusiasm. He enjoyed caring for the horses, playing games with them and riding them. He also enjoyed the interactive activities with the instructors and friends he made at the programme. The programme has helped Mattheus to be more confident and responsible. He has also learnt to be more accommodating towards others. He is now more bold in sharing his opinions with others too."

~ Mdm Hsu Y. F.
Parent of child

"Through this programme, we have seen how my son Danial overcame his challenges, especially balancing issues. He is now less fearful of riding and has learnt to work better in a team. It has also helped him gained more confidence. In end August, he took part in his school's talent contest and got into the finals. It was his 1st time playing the drums in public and he had no stage fright at all!”

~ Mdm Haznita
Parent of child

"I have heard nothing but praise from fellow parents…All the coaches are professional and very experienced in managing special needs kids. They did a superb job in organising all the lessons from Habits of Mind, selecting very appropriate topics such as independent thinking, managing impulsiveness and active listening. The outdoor activities were a favourite, as the youths get to practice what they learnt by interacting with the horses, cultivating a sense of achievement and self-confidence.”

~ Mr Samuel, Elias' father
Parent of child


This is the art of caring for horses. Clients are taught basic horse-handling and horse-grooming skills. Through this, they learn the importance of building trust, patience, and caring for those they love.

For many of our clients, this relationship with our horses is one of the rare healthy relationships in their lives. By extrapolating the lessons from the stables to their homes and schools, from animals to the humans in their lives, we help them re-gain confidence in building relationships with those in their lives.


This module involves playing games such as Horse Billiards, Horse Soccer and Crossing The River, which bring to life social-emotional lessons about persistence, empathy, problem-solving, teamwork, and attentiveness. Clients learn about the consequences of their actions not through words, but through concrete feedback from a majestic 500kg new friend that they will always remember.

Forest School

We are located next to a beautiful low hill with undulating terrain, towering trees, horse paddocks and rich birdsong. Our Forest School module is typically held at these areas near where our horses are paddocked during their free time.

Clients are free to explore the area, exercise imagination and be creative as they move about in the vicinity with the guidance of Instructors.

Our Clients

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For Enquiries

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