A South West school holiday program will use horses to develop leadership skills and build resilience in teenagers.
The Head Start Holiday Program will address issues such as building resilience in a digital world, how to navigate the online world whilst staying grounded in the real world and connecting with nature.
Equine assisted learning practitioner Melia Brent-White said the horses acted as co-facilitators and taught teens to be present in the moment.
“The horses allow participants to experience the themes being explored throughout the program like boundaries, communication and tuning into your body and other people’s body language,” she said.
“It is personal development and we feel quite passionate about instilling these skills in our youth.
“They may not use them right away but when they are in crisis or life throws them a curve ball they can fall back on what they have learnt.”
The four-day program will run from July 2 at Crooked Brook.
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