The Think Like a Pony Club will be launched in 2019!

The Club is suitable for ages 8+ and teaches children how to ride in balance, care for a pony holistically and communicate with and train a pony. This is the first online resource of its kind, with empathetic communication at the heart of its ethos.

It is perfect for:

  • helping to excel mainstream children’s education in horsemanship and riding, whether they ride their own pony or attend a riding school.
  • empowering children who have social, emotional or mental health difficulties.
  • engaging children in education and learning

The Club website guides learning through a series of e-books, worksheets and video lessons. Resources can be used alone or with support from a guardian or instructor. When a student has completed learning around a detailed topic such as understanding the power of body language, developing ridden skill or understanding mammalian anatomy, they are awarded a badge to mark their achievement.

Badges build into awards and for each 6 completed badges, children receive a certificate to mark their achievements. Children have access to their own online Think Like a Pony Instructor who can offer feedback and guidance throughout their horsemanship journey.
Throughout the course children will develop: 

  • Horsemanship skill and ability
  • Confidence 
  • Empathy
  • Analytical thinking
  • Self-awareness
  • Communication skills
  • A strong sense of achievement

In doing so, they will develop leadership skills that will help them in all areas of life. This ground-breaking model is set to transform the way children are educated about horsemanship.

This project had been made possible through funding from investment from founder of Think Like a Pony Lynn Henry, The Big Lottery Fund and sponsorship from web-development agency CSI Media.