I-Pegasus will be using Equine facilitated intervention in the form of the British Horse society's changing lives through horse’s programme. The programme will be based at Grove House Stables Equestrian Centre which offers excellent indoor and outdoor training facilities.www.grovehousestables.co.uk
A report produced by the Princes Trust in 2017, shows that more than a quarter of young people do not feel in control of their lives, and that a crisis of confidence in their own abilities and future prospects is preventing them from realising their true potential.
The most effective thing we can do is help young people to develop their key life skills; resilience and coping mechanisms that they will need to succeed in education, employment, and ultimately adult life.
The British Horse Society passionately believes that horses have a remarkable role to play in impacting on young people’s lives when other methods may not have been successful. The equestrian environment provides a powerful way of inspiring young people to connect, improve well-being and become productive members of society through a culture that provides routine, structure, and the natural development of life skills.
Changing Lives through Horses (CLTH) is an educational and character-building programme that uses a flexible framework of activity. CLTH will develop vital life skills that are required by the young person to succeed in education, employment, and adult life. These include communication, confidence, responsibility, relationships, teamwork, and personal achievement. http://www.bhs.org.uk/changinglivesthroughhorses/about-the-programme
With the horse at the core of the learning environment, young people develop a variety of life skills ranging from everyday communication through to teamwork and understanding responsibility.
Horses are the best life coaches. They are wise and honest and strong.
Horses respond to clear and effective communication and can teach us this without even knowing we are studying them. They bestow on us the gift of confidence and self-esteem, deepening our self-awareness and allowing us to find direction in life.
They allow us to discover natural talents and strengths we did not know we had.
"Without conversation, judgement or confrontation, the environment has been created to allow a life-changing experience."
I-Pegasus will use the opportunities around and within centre for health, happiness, learning and wellbeing for its participants/course members and the local and wider community
Mission and purpose statement
The I-Pegasus team shares a common goal: to provide opportunities in sport, animal and equestrian studies and welfare, education, and recreation to improve the health and well- being of groups and individuals. We are committed to collaborating with our rural communities to build and maintain services and experiences which enable our local populations to strengthen their collective resources and create enhanced rural livelihoods and social interaction. We know that sharing experiences, learning developing, collaborating has a direct and measurable positive impact on mental and physical wellness.