The Mediation of the Horse and its Relationship to the Acquisition of Skills

María Belén Franquet i Montufo

Pere Blanco i Felip

*Corresponding author: María Belén Franquet i Montufo

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Franquet i Montufo, M. B., & Blanco i Felip, P. (2010). The Mediation of the Horse and its Relationship to the Acquisition of Skills. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 101, 9-18.



Educational mediation through interaction with horses provides a new way of learning, nurturing the integrated development of a person based on their capabilities and transforming them into competences. In this paper we present MWWH (Mediated Work with Horses) as a natural means of developing personal, social, cognitive and physical skills in order to achieve competences that generate complete social integration. Communication routes, the attitude required for a positive, active and creative approach to surroundings, passive or dependent behaviour patterns found in this situation, developing the coordinative qualities required to reorganize knowledge of one’s own body, and perceptive experiences united with the horse’s movements are just some of the interesting possibilities that MWWH broaches.

Keywords: Capabilities, Educational Mediation, Learning, Mediated Work with Horses, Skills, Social Integration Competences.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: February 25, 2008

Accepted: June 18, 2008

Published: July 01, 2010