Here at The Game Change Project our team is dedicated to providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to improve confidence, life skills, health and well-being by taking part in outdoor activities, learning experiences and helping others through volunteering.
We know that handling and caring for horses and ponies can teach people many things; responsibility, structure, organisation and also, how to be calm. Many of us are spending more time in front of computer screens, trying to fit so many things into our schedule, our brains are constantly ticking over. Horses are prey animals that don’t judge you, but mirror your state, the calmer you are; the calmer the horse is. It can also help you learn to create healthy boundaries for yourself and learn how to be present and in the moment. The benefits of Equine Assisted Learning are many and transformative. People can change from anxious to confident, learn to relate, and communicate better with themselves and others. People experience clarity in their lives, healing of emotions in a safe way. It is a practical application to take into everyday lives. This is what one participant said about his experience - " I had a fantastic time working with the horses- it really helped me clear my head and be more confident". We currently work predominantly with young people but It is our vision to expand our work to help people of all ages. We will use the funds we raise to establish a therapeutic equestrian centre in Mid wales where people can come to improve their mental health an well-being by working with our wonderful horses in a peaceful countryside environment.