Changing Lives Through Horses
A BHS Accredited Programme at Bryngwyn Riding Centre
The Changing Lives Through Horses BHS accredited programme is designed to inspire disengaged individuals to reconnect with society through working with horses. We are trying to give young people, regardless of their background, the oppurtunity to develop their skills enabling them to return to education and/or employment.
We believe that horses have a remarkable role to play in developing character and key life skills in young people when more traditional methods have not been successful. To meet the needs of disengaged young people, the BHS will work together with us to deliver the programme.
In the UK, 10.9% of 16-24 year olds aren't in education, employment or training and 3.5% of all 16-17 year olds. 1 in 10 children have a mental health disorder as do 1 in 5 adults.
Here at Bryngwyn we aim to develop six key transferable life skills through equestrian activity: Communication, Confidence, Relationships, Teamwork, Responsibility, Personal Achievement.
The framework of activity we have developed is called the BHS Achieve Awards and includes 10 stable management awards and 6 riding awards. There is also a range of BHS Achieve Skills. These can be carried out in the wider equestrian environment, such as wildlife awareness, photography or fix it awards.