We run stable management sessions at Ability Equine Assisted Therapy. These sessions are available to children and adults with or without additional needs.

The aim of these sessions is to provide participants with an insight into the care and management of horses. The emotional benefit of this activity can be very effective.  Stable management is groundwork so the ability to be able to ride a horse is not necessary. The lessons are tailored to the ability of the individual person.

Stable Management sessions are an effective way of building up trust and confidence in people of all ages and abilities. Learning about the horse’s behaviour and body language will increase the level of trust around the horses/ponies. . Achievable goals are set for all participants. Some individuals like to learn about the care of the horses, whilst others just like to be around them. Feeding the horses & ponies including pushing the wheelbarrow around the yard is a firm favourite for many adult service users with intellectual disabilities.

For people that have a keen interest in learning about our horses/ponies, Stable Management sessions will provide the following:

  • How to groom
  • Mucking out a stable
  • How to tack up a horse
  • Horse nutrition and the correct feeds
  • Horse behaviour
  • Handling horses including leading and turning out