Changing Lives Through Horses

As a BHS (British Horse Society) Approved member, we are very proud to be able to provide support to their ‘Changing Lives through Horses’ sessions (CLtH). Through this, we are proud to be able to reconnect young people to their communities through the magic of horses, allowing them to rekindle the desire to continue within education and training, while simultaneously gaining the tools required to support themselves into a career pathway of their choice.

Along with the The BHS, our team at Lakefield Equestrian Centre, also believe that horses have an important role to play in developing character and key life skills in young people, regardless of whether more traditional methods have been successful.

The Changing Lives through Horses programme is suitable for young people, aged 5-25, who have special needs and may be either permanently excluded, or at risk of exclusion in its widest sense, and those who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET). They may also be at risk of becoming socially excluded with income below the poverty line and without the skills to improve their economic situation.

The CLtH programme uses a range of awards and achievements within a professional equine setting linked to the school curriculum, but focused and structured towards promoting holistic development and nurturing six life skills: building relationships, communication, confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and perseverance.