Horses teach children that:
- Not everything goes to plan.
- Sometimes it’s the little wins that matter – especially when they add to bigger things.
- The most important person you can trust is yourself (followed closely by your horse).
- Being outside in nature is good for your body, and even better for your heart.
- Being accepting and not judging is how you actually establish real bonds.
- It doesn’t matter how small you are, or how big the horse is, you can still find a way to be together.
- What your instinct tells you is always real.
- Consistency and persistence build trust and ability in ways that last forever.
- When you lose connection, you lose your mindfulness.
- You can be strong and soft at the same time.
- Being honest with yourself is step one.
- Every horse, just like every person, is valuable and has a gift to share.
- Loving horses is just the beginning. You need to love to care for them as well.
- The welfare of the horse comes first but always practice self-care as well.
- Fun and light-heartedness will get you there. Be the process, and the destination will reveal itself.
- A child is always capable of more than they think they are, and more than we think they are too.
- Horses see through a lie and you cannot pretend.
- You don’t need the matching outfit, the expensive gear or even clean clothes to be with horses and they will love you just the same.
- Sometimes letting go is the kindest thing.
- Children are ultimately wise. Follow their interests because it could be their life passions/calling.
And all this happens without saying a word.
Without even riding.
We offer Riders Group (one full day a month) individual riding lessons, and equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) sessions for children for all abilities.
© Lindy Schneider/Wedgetail Rides Equine Therapy