Our residential course (usually of 3 years duration) enables people between 16 and 25 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who are motivated by horses, to learn in an equine environment. Students learn on and around the stable yard with the horses; learning is then transferred into an understanding of life skills in everyday situations.
Students have a range of learning, emotional, behavioural and medical needs, with the key criteria being their horse motivation. We have students working from Pre-entry to GCSE level.
We are a national provider and accept students from across the UK.
Students participate in an active outdoor day all year round. Involvement with horses follows a structured routine and students have individual learning plans. Horse-based teaching and learning uses a transferable skills process which is then embedded within an extended practical curriculum that includes vaulting (mounted gymnastics), self care, personal development and independence training, literacy, numeracy, (including money management), communication skills and health and fitness. Differentiated work experience placements are tailor-made for each student. The course develops an individual's ability to communicate and learn to accept responsibility and relate to others. Students acquire equine vocational skills and can achieve accredited and/or internal certification.