Children & Young People with Disadvantages

 

Children and young people can step into the world of the horse and learn essential life skills that cannot always be learned in the classroom or traditional therapeutic settings

 

Our courses, programmes and one-to-one sessions are a creative, therapeutic way of engaging children and young people who are vulnerable and excluded or have special educational needs. 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

 

Outcomes include:


• Better engagement and motivation

• Building new skills and knowledge

• Learning new ways of coping and staying calm

• Greater social inclusion

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

 

 

Who can we work with and how to book...

 

We work privately and through referrals with young people who have special educational needs and/or other challenges. This includes working with young people diagnosed with high functioning ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, and other social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Also young people who are not in education, employment, or training. We mainly work with young people who are simply having a hard time and often fall between the gaps when it comes to getting the right help.

 

Children and young people come to us privately though their parents and/ or carers. We can also work with charities and youth services.

 

We work with children and young people aged between 5 years and 25 years, and can also offer one-to-one sessions in equine assisted counselling to young people aged 12 years and over.

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How much does it cost?

 

We are grateful to have received some donations and funding which allows us to work with a limited number of children and young people with disadvantages free of charge - if they couldn't otherwise afford to come.


For parents and/ or carers, charities and youth services that can afford to pay or raise their own funding an example of our fees are as follows:


 

For One-to-one sessions from £45 for one hour and then each additional 30 mins £15

Half day/three hours for 2-4 people - £45 per person

Full day/five hours for 2-4 people - £75 per person

Please contact us to get a full quote.

 

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


 
 
 
 
 
 
          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventures with Horses philosophy and way of working ...

 

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

 

•  During a programme, course 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, and build calmness and confidence. 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 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 and therapeutic value 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 and building relationship 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.

 

• The horses feedback may also help the young person become more conscious of behaviours they have, both those that are positive and ones that are negative.

 

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

 

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

 

Please note: our environment is not suitable for children and young people with severe physical, emotional or mental health problems - click here for further information

 

For more information contact Sue Blagburn

Phone 07831 865259 or 01364 631444

Email: adventureswithhorses@btconnect.com


     
     
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