We work with many adults and children with additional needs as part of their school curriculum, or privately with their families.
We are happy to work with the professionals and families involved with the child/adult to tailor make a positive safe environment for them to explore the sensory and emotional aspect of horsemanship.
We have seen some amazing relationships develop pride ourselves on allowing these relationships to flourish.
“My son Dylan came to Heartshore on his 5th Birthday. I had met Dawn at a Horseboy camp a month beforehand and she took one look at Dylan on a horse and felt he must visit her horses. The only place Dylan found peace at that time was on the back of a horse. I feel it aligned his spine in such a way that his brain could get the signals it needed and he could rest, process be with us instead of constantly having to run. He would regularly take part in 3 hour rides, giggling as he cantered across the fields. This was his peace, his precious time. Riding being so highly motivational so was a fantastic opportunity to promote language, social awareness, sequencing and tackle behaviours. I have seen the emotional connections he has had with many horses over the years, especially a fell pony called Ella. He also formed a solid bond with Dawn’s daughter India and gained independence from me by going out on hacks with her and mum. He is 13 now, India still gives Dylan lessons twice a week where he is learning to be independent with his riding. He has his own horse Harry and has taken part in the haying and has developed a little hay dance for each section that goes over the fence.”