Riding School and Equine Learning Centre 01844 202966
Learning with Horses
Who do we work with?
- Children with Emotional, Behavioural and Social Difficulties (EBSD)
- Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Children and young people excluded from school
- Families and siblings
- Young people classified as NEET
- Young people with confidence issues, attachment disorders, anger or anxiety
- We work with individuals, groups of children, and families and siblings
- We work with a wide variety of people and children with a wide range of complex issues and syndromes, please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances
Is Horsewyse right for me / my child / my class?
We encourage individuals to come to a free initial assessment to discuss needs and how we might help in your particular situation. If you are interested in Horsewyse for children at your school or institution, then we suggest that you arrange to view an ongoing session, after which we can discuss the specific needs of your school.
What happens during sessions?
We work with groups of up to four children/young people. Many of the school groups come for six-week rotations. We also work with groups of parents, parents and children, and family groups. We can work with teachers / carers / parents / young people to address specific needs and/or provide ideas or material that can be developed in the classroom or home.
In addition to 1-hour focused individual sessions, we can provide longer sessions or work experience, in which the young person works alongside our equine specialist in a number of activities related to horse care and management. If you are interested in this, please call to discuss in more detail.
How many sessions are needed?
We recommend that each individual or group comes for six sessions – but some will benefit from a much longer period of interaction while others may be happy to come for just one or two sessions.
What happens in a session?
There is no set session plan, which provides a great deal of flexibility to follow how the group or individual is responding to the horses, and vice versa. However, all our activities are designed to achieve the following:
- To help people understand how their actions and behaviour impact on others
- To develop both individual confidence and team-working skills by undertaking horse-based challenges
- To develop empathy through discussion of the horses’ behaviour and how this can be related to human behaviour
To learn about how some people have benefitted from the services we offer follow this link: Case Histories