Hooves for Healing is a Pony Assisted Learning project we have been nurturing over the past year engaging with the community offering a service which has proved to improve the quality of life for many children and young adults.
Pony facilitated learning is an alternative tool used with guidance to create a bond between pony and human, applied in the correct environment to encourage and promote emotional growth and learning.
Teamwork is encouraged as pony , client and assistant work closely with the help of an individual learning programme to enhance self discovery, self expression, including evaluation and reflection of their experience.
Riding of the pony is not always part of the individuals learning programme, leading the pony, brushing, touching the pony can be included. Creative activities to partake either inside the stable or outside in our paddock, always ensuring client safety is maintained. .
We always set our clients up to succeed this promotes self esteem, trust, confidence ,leaving them with a great sense of achievement.