Think Like a Pony

Think Like a Pony is a unique approach that educates and empowers both vulnerable and mainstream children.

"I have seen Think Like a Pony change the lives of some of the hardest to reach children in our community. These are children who are at high risk of self-harm, suicide, depression and chronic anxiety.” - Annie Mandelstam, Child Clinical Psychologist.

We empower children through teaching them how to build a relationship with a horse and how to ride empathetically. Through the approach, children learn to build relationships that are based on respect for self, respect for others and taking responsibility for all that they do.

This has a far-reaching effect on a child’s life as they experience a safe and nurturing environment where they can achieve their horsemanship goals and learn about themselves. Children have the opportunity to practice key communication and social skills through learning to be a calm, confident and respectful leader to their chosen pony.

A Life-Changing Approach

"We are more similar to the horse than you might imagine. By learning how horses communicate and form relationships, children improve on their own communication and relationship skills."