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We offer opportunities for our youth community to access the benefits horses and ponies can provide. We devlop skills, confidence and knowledge in a safe environment conducive to learning. We do this by way of our Saddle Club and we'd like to expand this to include a teenager programme and sessions for adults who may be suffering from mental health issues, loneliness, lack of confidence. We are all inclusive and facilitate integration from all community sectors, encouraging physical and mental health wellbeing through being active in the great outdoors.
We have more children attending our Saddle Club each week than the local youth club, so we know the lure of animals works. We will use an adaption of our current programme tailored to teenagers and adults. Pilot sessions have been very well received but we do need the hub for these to continue, as sitting in the haybarn doesn't have the same appeal to young people over the age of 12.