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I love seeing them develop and grow. Not only through riding but as they get older they are able to use the same lessons they used to deal with horses, and apply them to life situations. It never works when you tell someone what to do, but to show them is a lot harder. But that is more beneficial and that lesson mimics how we teach children, with horses to show the horse but not tell.
And that is the hardest thing for the child to understand, but once they do, they flourish.
Subconsciously the horses teach them about respect and working as a team, while they are riding and having fun they are grasping a deeper meaning, horses, they have their own mind and make their own decision which is what makes this sport challenging at times, but this teaches the child to work as one because you will never over power a horse, so the child has to think for themselves on a solution, which is to work together, with help and guidance of myself. I feel this benefits children with behavioural and learning disabilities as it challenges them the most.
They thrive off it because the horses is very in tune with humans and they sense the mood of us, and will act accordingly, they are greatly levellers, your true character comes out and you can’t hide behind a horse because it mirrors you.
Teacher's have said to us that when the child goes back to school they have better concentration and respect for others around them over time. It is said that the horse teaches us more than any other animal. Children learn to be aware of not only themselves but their horse, like going through a gateway, you have to focus on more than just yourself which can be great lessons for children to develop.
If you can’t respect your horse, how do you expect the horse to respect you? The ultimate goal is to achieve a true partnership with your horse that only comes when you gain total respect of each other.
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Craig and Annabelle Read
703 Grahams Road, RD 4, Ashburton, New Zealand
Phone +64 3 302 6870
Mobile 0276 836461
Fax +64 3 302 6879