Ponies ‘n’ Pals can visit you at your home, school, care home or other place of your choosing. We provide an innovative way to engage in learning and interaction with horses, and all the benefits that brings.
Equine facilitated intervention is a practical approach that promotes the development of life-skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities.
Our ponies are gentle, calm, kind and patient. They are happy to work with you inside or out, and really enjoy the attention you can give them. We have seen time and again the powerful benefits that interacting with our ponies bring to people, young and old alike.
Who can benefit?
Children, young people and adults with:
Social, emotional or learning difficulties
Special educational needs
Autism spectrum conditions
ADHD and dyslexia
Mental health disorders
NB. We cater for children and young people who are not taking part in any formal education, as well as supporting those who are in school.
What are the benefits of
Studies have shown that this approach has been successful in helping people develop skills and attributes such as:
|Emotional awareness||Social responsibility|
Why it’s so successful…
It’s likely equine facilitated intervention works well due to the nature of the animals with which the participant and equine facilitator are interacting. Horses aren’t judgemental, have no preconceived expectations or motives, and are highly effective at mirroring attitudes and behaviours of the humans with whom they are working.
Equine-facilitated intervention involves activities such as grooming, stroking, feeding, general interaction and maybe even leading a horse with the support of our facilitator.
To book a session or to find out more information
please contact us.
We aim to tailor sessions to suit your specific needs to give you the best experience possible.
Examples of our successes:
🥕 A non verbal child smiling and gesturing their joy
🥕 A young man initially afraid to reach out and touch the pony after many sessions eventually began to touch and then groom her.
🥕 A small group of people talking and laughing with each other when normally they had difficulty engaging with others.
🥕 A lady saying how much calmer she felt after being with the ponies.