Youth At Risk
Engage and Empower for Positive Change – Youth at Risk Programmes
Horses understand how to differentiate between potentially threatening behaviour and a calm and assertive nature. Young people who have the opportunity to experience our programmes, learn skills from our herd that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. This type of teaching cannot be delivered in a classroom. The experience of being in close contact with horses has a profound affect on young people.
By emphasising self-responsibility, our interactive learning programs provide young people the opportunity to develop self-reliance, self-confidence, and increased self-esteem. We believe early intervention provides the best opportunity for young people to be well prepared for lifelong, continued learning.
Equine Assisted Learning acts as an important educational tool to help to develop empathy and kindness as well as combat:
- Low self-esteem / self-confidence
- Poor communication skills
- Inability to work with others
- Challenges with focus and attention