Confidence and Wellbeing
for Young People
Working with young people to develop skills to deal with life’s obstacles and challenges
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, truthful reflection of how a young person is in a given moment. Trained facilitators use these qualities in the horse as a sounding board to encourage greater life skill 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 behaviors and explore different ways of being and find comfort from a powerful, trusting animal. Trust is central to our delivery and that comes from knowing that the facilitators and 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 additional queries or would like to discuss your concerns please email email@example.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: 12 children in two groups of 6
- 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.
Parents who remain on site we ask them to politely wait in the car park.
Sessions are available Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays between 9.30 – 11.30 , 12.30 – 14.30 and 15.30 – 17.30 during April through to July.
Location Choice: Hartwell Stables (Stone) and Buckinghamshire RDA (Stoke Poges)
Spaces are limited and available on a first come basis.
The sessions are without charge, all we ask is your full commitment. Spaces booked and not attended denies the opportunity for another child.
Dear Parent or carer
We would to invite you to attend your own group session working with the horse.
This is an 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.