Project information

Saturday Horse Club

The Saturday club would provide a weekly opportunity for disadvantaged children to meet, receive equine therapy and learn more about horses in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

September 2012 - November 2013

Charity information: The Penytrip Project

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  • Need

    Need

    Many of the children who attend our equine therapy project are financially disadvantaged and would never normally spend time around horses. Others are disadvantaged by a mental health or behaviour issue that causes isolation and lack of confidence.

    Solution

    By learning how to interact with horses using natural horsemanship or 'horse whispering' techniques, children gain confidence and communication skills that help them to form more positive relationships. By learning about horse care and training, young people enhance their chances of future employment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help disadvantaged children and young people to gain confidence and communication skills.

    Activities

    » Learning how to train horses using natural horsemanship or 'horse whispering'.
    » Learning about how to care for horses.

    Success will be demonstrated by increased numbers of local young people returning to employment or full time education.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Children and young people will be able to plan a more positive future by taking part in the project whether that involves finding the confidence to return to education or find work, the skills to make a career with horses or simply cope better with a turbulent home-life.

    Risk

    We have an in depth child protection policy, are fully insured for the work that we do and take confidentiality very seriously.

    Reporting

    We would report to donors in writing on a quarterly basis.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 salaries sessional worker (3 hrs/week for one year)
      £500 volunteers volunteer expenses
      £1,500 training speakers, clinicians, trips
      £250 running costs heat, light, printing costs etc
      £250 equipment craft materials, refreshments etc
  • Background

    Location

    We are in Gwynedd, North Wales.

    Beneficiaries

    Children and young people aged 8-18 who are either financially disadvantaged or feel socially disadvantaged by a mental health or behaviour issue.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only charity in Wales that offers equine assisted therapy to disadvantaged young people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Lindsey Mitchell

    Lindsey, the project manager, is a qualified equine therapist and life coach with a decade of experience working with horses both in the UK and abroad