Research - History - Media
The Heart of:
EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING
THE FOUNDERS - THE DEVELOPERS - THE HISTORY
In 2007 the Cartier Equine Center partnered with the Saskatchewan Horse Federation, launching the first nationally recognized Equine Assisted Learning Certification Training Program. Internationally acknowledged for their EAL formula and curriculum’s innovative approach to behavioral modification while using horses (now known as the Cartier Farms EAL),this
EAL program was also the recipient of the Samuel McLeod Business Award for Innovative Programming.
In 2008 the Cartier team was individually recognized for their equine contributions. Daryl Cartier by Western Horseman’s Person of the Year, and Gayle Cartier with the Excellence In Leadership Award presented by the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and the Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan.
Independent Research Study
In 2009 the Cartier Equine Center became the focus of a collaborative community-based research project through the University of Saskatoon Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina and University of Calgary to study how horses assist in the healing of First Nation’s youth who abuse solvents. This research was released in June of 2013 and can be found through the Addictions Research Chair website (Colleen Dell, Ph. D) under the document name "The Helping Horse".
CTV Saskatoon Feature: "Healing Horses"
CTV News Feature of:Cartier Farms Equine Assisted Learning, showing benefits of Equine Assisted Learning for youth at risk, and for rehabilitation of youth with substance abuse
Video Entitled: "Kids In Crisis"
Video By: White Buffalo Treatment Center
Featuring: Cartier Farms and the Benefits
of Equine Assisted Learning
CTV News Feature:
"Horses Helping with Autism"
CTV News Feature of: Cartier Farms on the benefits of Equine Assisted Learning for people with autism