Horse therapy trotting along for Communicare Academy

In Term 3 we started another round of equine therapy, a program that teaches students about horses whilst learning positive social and life skills. The eight-week program will run into term four, with a focus on teaching communication, team work and decision making skills.

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In Term 3 we started another round of equine therapy, a program that teaches students about horses whilst learning positive social and life skills. The eight-week program will run into term four, with a focus on teaching communication, team work and decision making skills.

Equus Bonding is run for students to work with experienced trainers and rescue horses in order to develop skills for life. As horses read body language closely to understand their surroundings and perceived threats, the students are required to learn skills to calm and relax themselves to avoid distressing the horses.

The program has proven to be beneficial for a wide range of students and has encouraged them to develop relationships with their peers, be assertive and self-aware in order to work effectively with each other and the horses. So far this term, we have had sessions that involved initial rapport building with the horses and each other, leading the horses through obstacles as a team and learning how to actively listen and communicate with each other.

If this is something you would like your child to be included in, please contact us at the Communicare Academy and we can arrange to have them included for the next program.
 
 
 
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