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Fri, 06 May


Horse & Heart, Teign Valley

True Ways Apprenticeship for Teenagers – Summer term

APPRENTICESHIP programme for teenagers 14 to 19 years old. The full Holistic Horsemanship curriculum with added skills in natural equine husbandry & land care, for real competence and qualifying skills. Alternate Fridays

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True Ways Apprenticeship for Teenagers – Summer term
True Ways Apprenticeship for Teenagers – Summer term

Time & Location

06 May 2022, 10:00 BST – 22 Jul 2022, 17:00 BST

Horse & Heart, Teign Valley

About the Event

The True Ways Apprenticeship Programme is a fantastic opportunity to explore the full Holistic Horsemanship curriculum for real competence and skills, at an accessible price.

Open to teenagers age 14 to 19, its aim is to provide a space of natural learning in an positive environment, with Nature and animals both as a foundation and as teachers.

In an atmosphere of total inclusion and from a place of inspiration and empowerement, True Ways provides tuition for qualifying skills in real Horsemanship and natural equine husbandry and land care, as well as social skills, emotional intelligence, resilience, positive group integration and positive leadership.

Young people can choose to join us for a term of discovery, carry on in an informal way simply for enjoyment or to follow the entire programme and achieve Mastery level.

A checklist of the curriculum path is given to each participant, and those who wish can tick off learning outcomes and take friendly assessments to mark their progress and receive a Horse & Heart certificate of competence for the level achieved. This is not compulsory however, everyone can choose their own style of learning.

True Ways workshops take place every other Friday and participants commit to a term of attendance (non refundable).

Each workshop is split between:

- 1/2 day work on the land – an opportunity to learn equine husbandry and land care

- 1/2 day lesson in Holistic Horsemanship including practical horse training skills (Liberty & rope, leading to riding & harness) and equine ethology (equine behaviour & psychology).

Lessons take place in the Horse & Heart herd and cover natural equine language and behaviour, herd connection in mutual trust and respect, applied equine language through playing with the ponies at liberty, communication through touch and through energy, teaching the horse new tricks and how to overcome fear... and much more, for a bond that will last forever.

Students will learn groundwork as a foundation to all equestrian disciplines, transferring their communication skills to riding if they wish once they have achieved the necessary level in groundwork.

Holistic Horsemanship also develops personal skills such as self-confidence and expression, conscious communication, team building and cooperation, positive leadership, emotional intelligence and motor skills.

This is the place to be to learn how to take one's true place in life, learning from horses.

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