Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning

Art of Horse Whispering

Groups and one-to-one sessions for young people…

 

   

Adventures with Horses offers learning and growth through the naturally occurring therapeutic opportunities connecting, engaging and working with horses can provide. 

   

 

We work with children and young people aged between 9 years and 25 years, including those who are disadvantaged. 

 

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The Art of Horse Whispering for Children and Young People


 

Working with young people who are disadvantaged

 

Our Art of Horse Whispering courses are a creative, inspirational way of engaging children and young people who are vulnerable or excluded. They learn natural horse skills and a connection with the horses that can also help with :

• calmness

• communication

• growth in self confidence and awareness

• building healthy relationships and boundaries
• Emotional Intelligence

• Well-being

 

How can this help?

 

Outcomes include:

• Better engagement and motivation

• Building new skills and knowledge

• Learning new ways of coping and staying calm

• Gaining new hope, vision and the courage to move forward

• Reduced problem behaviours hence better social inclusion



We work with young people who have special educational needs, and/or other challenges. This includes working with young people diagnosed with high performing ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, and other social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, including young people who are not in education, employment, or training (NEETs).

 


More about what we do in a session ...

 

We work one-to-one or in small group sessions of up three young people at a time.

 

The programmes are always tailored to the learning and therapeutic needs of the individuals attending. 

During a programme or session participants are lead towards success and positive outcomes in the tasks they do with the horses, and through the honest non-judgmental feedback the horses give they gain skills and knowledge they can take back into their everyday lives.This is particularly helpful for young people who find sitting down and talking about their challenges difficult. 

 

Horses are also natural teachers of mindfulness, and it has been scientifically proven that being around them and building a relationship with them, which is equal not power over, can bring about calmness and feelings of wellbeing.

 

During a session children and young people become involved in various activities with the horses and the learning is in the experience.

 

The premise is that by being in a completely different environment and engaging with horses, participants find new pathways for learning, that may not always be possible in their everyday environment

 

The horses give accurate feedback through their responses as the young person learns to engage and build a relationship with the horse. This feedback may also help the young person become conscious of behaviours they have that are helpful and ones that are unhelpful.

A growing desire to work with the horses can help with motivation and engagement.

 

They then take what they have learned, for example how to build rapport develop emotional intelligence and healthier coping strategies into their every days lives.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventures with Horses offers an opportunity to step into the world of the horse, allowing a change of priorities, acceptance and fulfilment, whilst enabling possibilities of learning, which can bring about positive changes.



How do we book?

We work privately mainly directly through parents or carers. Please simply contact us and arrange an initial assessment. We also work through referrals and would also like to work more with charities, special schools and other youth services.

 

For more information contact Sue Blagburn

Phone 07831 865259 or 01364 631444

Email: adventureswithhorses@btconnect.com 

Or make an enquiry through our contact form



 

How much does it cost?

 

Examples of Our Prices:
One-to-one sessions from £45 for 60 minutes and then each addition 30 mins £15
Half day for 2-3 people - from £90 per person
Full day for 2-3 people - from £150 per person
Please note: Even with the above prices we are running at a loss and as a non-profit social enterprise we make up the difference from receiving funding, donations, and any profit we make on our business and adult sessions, courses and programmes. Because of this we can also offer bursaries to those young people who couldn't otherwise afford to come.
 
Bursaries
If you can’t afford the prices above you may be able to get a bursary or alternative funding. Please do not hesitate in contacting us...

For more information contact Sue Blagburn

Phone 07831 865259 or 01364 631444

Email: adventureswithhorses@btconnect.com 

Or make an enquiry through our contact form



 

 

 
   

 


 

 
 
 
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