Friday, 03 February 2017

Lansdown Place Wealth Management Visit Horseworld’s Discovery Courses

Animal rescue charity, HorseWorld welcomed two members of staff from Lansdown Place Wealth Management Ltd who came to present a cheque for £500 last week.

Steve Brice and Nicola Mould from Lansdown Place visited HorseWorld to see the charity’s work with rescued horses and to find out more about HorseWorld’s Discovery Courses.

“It was incredible to see the synergy between the rescued horses and children.” Said Nicola “To be able to help the horses and then have them go on to help the children is really something special”

HorseWorld’s Discovery Courses use horses as a unique tool in a series of highly interactive sessions to provide a programme of multi-sensory teaching, promoting learning and emotional growth.

The courses are aimed at young people aged six to 19 who may be outside mainstream schooling due to learning disabilities or behavioural difficulties (or at risk of under-achieving). Many, but by no means all, may come from dysfunctional and chaotic backgrounds.

Discovery can have particular benefits for young people within the autistic spectrum and those with ADHD.

“We raised the funds for HorseWorld over the last year as the Discovery Courses really struck a chord with us.” Said Nicola. “We have worked with HorseWorld for the past 10 years so we knew quite a bit about their work rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses in need but to be able to see the way these horses work with the children was amazing.”

Sharon Howell who runs the Discovery courses introduced Nicola and Steve to some of the horses and the children. “We are so grateful for this donation.” Said Sharon. “It will help to pay for the equipment needed for the courses and will help to keep the horses healthy.”

If you wish to find out more about HorseWorld’s Discovery Courses, please visit www.horseworld.org.uk/discovery

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