One of our learners was enjoying playing with the Hobby Horse when he arrived for his session. He wondered whether he could put a blanket over his head and pretend to be a horse! Our imaginations went wild and after searching around for a few items Walnut was born!
We decided to introduce Walnut to the herd to see what they did. This was fantastic to learn about body language, social interactions, making friends and reacting to new situations. The ponies were really different in how they coped with Walnut. There was also so brilliant mimicking of the ponies behaviour - trying to get treats out of my pockets, rolling in the field and cantering around!
We had so much fun making this video - this is Equine Assisted Learning at it's best - fun but with some great learning at the heart of it!