Changing Lives through Horses aims to improve the lives of young people, regardless of their background, and give them the opportunity to develop skills that enable them to return to education and/or employment. We aim to celebrate the powerful impact that horses can have on our society and the unique development of life skills which can help young people for the rest of their lives.
Held at Woolacombe Riding Stables and using horses as the inspiration for change, Changing Lives Through Horses is a British Horse Society programme providing an alternative learning environment to mainstream education. The skills developed through the programme meet the requirements of ongoing education and training, employers and participants.
The programme works to develop six key life skills through equestrian activity: Communication, Confidence, Relationships, Teamwork, Responsibility, Personal Achievement and is open to those in or out of education.