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Pony Group for teens

A 6-week term-time education group for 13-15 year olds

  • Started 10 Jun
  • 125 British pounds
  • Forest Farm

Available spots

Service Description

Do you have a child that learns best outdoors, moving and engaging with the natural environment? Horses are naturally calming and grounding to be around. They are mindful and aware of their senses and have a strong relationship to the earth. They also enjoy being part of a herd and enjoy social interaction. The herd invite 13-15 year olds to join them for a 6 week adventure to learn what it is like to be a horse. In that time participants will learn how to: - Be self-aware - Be mindful and activate relaxation - Read and interpret herd etiquette - Make new connections - Read body language and herd dynamics - Enact mutual social connection - Be a contributing herd member - Set boundaries and why we all need them - Lead from different perspectives and what that feels like - Care for horses and apply that learning to our self - Authentic communication - The joy of connection - Empathy and meeting others needs - Ways to ask to get your needs met - Ask a horse to partner with you - Deal with feedback - Ask a horse for help with a personal problem of question - Ask the horses for help with a group problem or question - Unlock inner creativity - Setting a goal and aim for it - Partnering with others to achieve a common goal - Anything else that the moment presents! These will be horse and child-led co-created sessions that aim to be playful, thought provoking and relevant to the real world. They are intentionally positioned at the end of the week to provide a calming experience going into the weekend. Becci has 9 years experience in the conservation sector, 13 years experience of Equine Facilitated Learning and over 40 years of horse care and ownership. She is a passionate advocate for nurturing talent and helping people find their hidden gifts. Please note, Fri 22nd March the session time is 2-3pm. NO RIDING is involved in these sessions. All activities take place on the ground on a challenge by choice basis. A minimum of 3 participants is required for this course to run. We welcome those with mild anxiety and learning difficulties, children that are home educating or on reduced hours. For those with moderate to severe learning difficulties we recommend our Confidence For Kids one to one sessions (technically 1:4 with the herd) where they the child's needs can be more adequately met. Parents are required to stay on site for the duration of the session. Feel free to reach out and ask any questions.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If your child can no longer attend this 6 week course, a minimum of 72 hours notice before it's start date is required. After 72 hours an alternative suggestion may be offered instead. It is understood that children may not be able to make every session. In this instance, please email or call in advance to let us know. No refunds or part refunds are given for sessions missed.

Contact Details

  • Forest Farm, Brickyard Lane, Mark Cross, East Sussex TN6 3NU


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