Hooves for Healing

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.

Testimony from a recent client age 16 plus who for confidentiality will be referred to as client

“Firstly, thank you for allowing client to attend yesterday. Client had a great afternoon, although initially very anxious, this soon disappeared. Client enjoyed spending time with Willow and being introduced to the other ponies. Client has also said yourself and Sally put them at ease. I’ve discussed with my ward manager about client attending again. She agrees this would be very beneficial to Client, and would increase their self esteem and confidence, however for the first few sessions client would need to attend with a staff member. We would then work towards client attending on their own.”

Pony therapy can be accessed by most people and is beneficial to many including people who have:

  • Mental illness, depression,anxiety, anger, stress
  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Autism
  • Vision Impairment and so on.

A 45 minute pony therapy session is subsidised and we ask if you can make a £25 donation to Hooves for Healing.

We are currently looking for sponsorship and funding to enable those who can not afford our service to access it.

If you are interested in doing so please contact me on our webmail .

We can offer advertising at our venue car parking area in return for sponsorship at a very reasonable price! thanks already to Hilbre Windows and Bogans Carpets , who have been sponsoring us over the past year, making a difference to young lives by renting advertising space on our car park area.

  • BHS horse owners certificate level 1 and 2
  • Equine Assisted Therapy Course attended (2012)
  • Autism Awareness attended at Autism Together
  • BHS First Aider Course (2017)
  • DBS checked
  • Safeguarding and protecting children certificated

Book your Hooves for Healing session today...

45 min session with a £25 donation

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