‘Turning Point’ 

Confidence and Wellbeing

for Young People

Working with young people to develop skills and resilience to deal with life’s obstacles and challenges

Turning Point

A two-week course working with young people (aged 9 – 13) through interaction with a horse. It does not involve riding and your child needs no prior experience.

Working with horses does not rely on talking, the learning is from the experience. For a child or young person who typically controls little of their world, working with horses is honest, and empowering.

Horses respond without judgement, providing an immediate and truthful reflection of how a young person is in any given moment. Trained facilitators use these qualities in the horse as a sounding board to encourage greater life skills development.

  • Becoming more self-aware
  • Increasing confidence and self-esteem
  • Increasing self-belief and emotional well-being
  • Working with and caring for others
  • Becoming more resilient
  • Experiencing personal power and self-management

What if my child is reluctant or worried about attending?

Nothing we do is rushed, staged, forced, or coerced. Very little, or even no talking is required to take part and become involved in an interaction. Working with the horses, the child can explore changes in thoughts and behaviours whilst exploring different ways of being as well as finding comfort from a powerful, trusting animal.

Trust is central to our delivery and this comes from knowing that the facilitators and the horse will be there for the child regardless of how the child turns up. Please read our FAQ’s and What to expect. If you have any additional queries or require further information please email info@horseheard.com and one of the team will call you.

  • Sessions are delivered by age group (School Years 5 and 6) and (School years 7 and 8)
  • Size of Group: 8 children in two groups of 4
  • The Facilitating Team: Team of EFL coaches, with the young people supervised at all times
  • Each week is a 2 hour session
  • Delivered at local riding schools, with indoor arena and easy access to classroom and toilets.

We ask parents to remain on site and are politely asked to wait in the car park.

Sessions are available Thursdays and Fridays between 9.30 – 11.30 , 12.30 – 14.30 and 15.30 – 17.30 during September to October.

Location Choice: Hartwell Stables (Stone) and Buckinghamshire RDA (Stoke Poges) 

Spaces are limited and available on a first come basis.

The sessions are group work, we are unable to provide direct 121 support.

The sessions are without charge. All we ask is your full commitment as each space is funded to the value of £150.

Dear Parent or carer

We would like to invite you to attend your own group session working with the horse.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to have a similar experience as your child or young person who attends the course so you can share stories.

Attendance is voluntary and when you register your child’s place you will have the option to attend a 3 hour session for yourself. Do look at our adult programs to read more about our work.

We look forward to welcoming you.

With best wishes,

Vicky Bennett
HorseHeard CEO