Horses: the best medicine

11-07-2018 by admin

The right touch: International research has illustrated the soothing effect of horses on humans. Bernard Keogh offers this Equine Assisted Learning at Eden Valley.There’s just something about a horse.
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Children and adults alike, through curiosity and courage, are drawn to these creatures.

The right touch: International research has illustrated the soothing effect of horses on humans. Bernard Keogh offers this Equine Assisted Learning at Eden Valley.

In the UK and North America, Equine Assisted Learning programs use horses in interactional activities with people for human personal growth andskills development.

Trained facilitators andparticipants work with horsesin a collaborative experiential learning process to facilitate change.

The activities are designed to explore challenges in life.

Now, these programs are available to those within a hoof print’s reach of the Eden Valley.

Following on from his own mental health challenges,Bernard Keogh’s Eden Valley Riding School is offering Equine Assisted Learning as one of its services.

“I started looking at the connection between horses and humans, and the whole field of study just made me go ‘wow’,” he said.

“It’s something that just grew organically within me.”

The riding school serves two functions: an objective functionto teach people to ride and horsemanship skills, and a more subjective process which aims to help people with a range of mental and physical ailments.

“In my clients at the moment, I have several autistics and dyslexics, a cerebral palsy girl, and also Father’s Farm at Nuri, which is kids who don’t fit into mainstream schooling,” Mr Keogh said.

“When EAL students come in, it’s not so much learning about horses, but about them learning about themselves and dealing with situations.

“I’ve seen kids who’ve beenbullied, and bullies –you can’t win a fight with a 500kg horse.”

Winding back energy and stress levels has a visible impact when working with horses, and teaches conflict resolution, courage and empathy.

“I ask them ‘what did you do to get that affect? How can you get that in your everyday life?’.

“It’s not a ‘new age’ thing; hippotherapy has been around for centuries.

“That daily connection we had with horses up tilthe 1930s was very beneficial for us –and we’ve lost it.

“Where do kids learn to be assertive and to lead now?

“By taking away all the riskin the world, we’ve taken away the ability to learn human qualities.”

Eden Valley Riding School will hold an open day and launch party this weekend from 11am-2pm.

More information can be found on the school’s Facebook page, facebook苏州美甲美睫培训学校/edenvalleyridingschoolThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲美睫培训学校.

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