Think Like a Pony
Think Like a Pony is a unique education centre that empowers children through interaction with ponies. As well as teaching students to ride, the school offer horsemanship experiences that help children to develop empathy, understanding and communication with and for another animal. Through this unique approach, young people develop the skills and perspective needed to excel as horse riders and handlers.
Through Think Like a Pony, children learn how to communicate with ponies safely, effectively and respectfully. They have the opportunity to learn how a pony thinks, feels and why they behave the way they do. By developing a relationship with a pony, students learn important and fundamental communication and social skills, therefore developing as people.
The centre has had great successes in rehabilitating and retraining ponies. All the centre’s ponies have been gifted. Through successful training programmes, the ponies have developed their talents in inspiring children and developing their confidence. The students at the centre play a key role in the ponies’ training.
The education at the centre is supported by the Think Like a Pony series of workbooks, written by Lynn Henry, and the Think Like a Pony Club. These unique educational resources support and excel children’s learning.