Bodster Equine Assisted Learning Centre a new business based at Aldermoor farm, Upton Road, Ryde. There is no riding involved but learners have experiences with horses, such as grooming, leading and taking part in team building exercises along with exercises such as choosing a horse to say hello to which allows learners to think about how they make choices. Bodster has received funding from Aiming High to offer subsidised courses as a short break for youngsters with complex needs. Bodster has also received funding from the Community Adult Learning to offer courses for learners 19+ with poor literacy and numeracy to achieve an NOCN qualification.
We recently had our Open day.
Horses never judge and reflect peoples’ moods and help people to overcome fear and gain confidence and a sense of self-worth. We recently worked with a youngster who was seriously ill. Coming for sessions with the horses has helped her grow and see a point to getting out of bed. Another young person really leads the team in sessions but at school finds it hard to communicate.