Children and Young People

Children's mental health and equine assisted therapy

Horse Sense For Life carries out a range of children's learning programmes including self-esteem courses, and animal assisted therapy. We serve clients across Newport, Llanelli, Llanybydder, Reading and Mudchute London.

Giving children the best chance in life

Outdoor dynamic and creative therapeutic intervention can help children with social, emotional, behavioural, learning and psychological development needs to enable better learning in schools.

Discovery learning through horses

Discovery learning is a facilitated approach of experiential learning, where you learn by doing and discovering for yourself rather than being shown or told what to do. We believe we have the answers within; we just need the space, freedom and creativity to discover this for ourselves.

Discovery learning helps children who struggle in main stream education to discover their talents, passion and uniqueness, enabling them to shine. Our work also extends to support the family unit.

What do we do?

We work with children and young people in an outdoor, natural environment for a facilitated workshop interacting with the horses. We support them through various challenges and transitions in life, using the Eagala model of equine assisted growth and learning.

We offer participants the opportunity to interact with horses and may be given various activities and tasks to complete. The sessions are designed to provide opportunities for self-discovery and development of life skills, positive behavioral change, life choices and self-esteem.

All sessions are from the ground (no horse riding) and no previous experience with horses is required. Sessions are facilitated by a qualified mental health and a horse professional in partnership with the horses.

How does our work benefit children in schools?

  • Improves emotional well-being
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Improves social skills
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Reduces anxiety, stress and anger
  • Improves management of overwhelming emotions
  • Improves assertiveness and establishes boundaries when interacting with others

How does our work benefit families?

  • Builds resilience
  • Improves communication and relationships
Based in Pembrokeshire, we serve clients across Newport, Llanelli, Llanybydder, Reading and Mudchute London. Get in touch with us to find out about the case studies that we have conducted.

How does our work benefit agencies?

  • This has a direct impact on learning within schools
  • Reduces long-term reliance on services and support
  • Improving attendance and attention
  • Reduces risk of exclusion
Peter Stonham, Chairman, Landor Travel Publication

"Offers an engaging way of exploring problem-solving and challenge management and the opportunity for individuals to discover their strengths and weaknesses in dynamic real-life situations."
Call Horse Sense For Life on
07964 302 476 or 01239 821 578
for children's hippotherapy and animal assisted therapy in Newport, Llanelli, Llanybydder, Reading and Mudchute London.

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