Lauren Hetherington copyright 2016
TheraPonies was born out of my love for miniature ponies combined with my teaching experience and mental health qualifications.
We are able to offer a huge variety of visits which can be tailored specifically to suit. From care homes, nursing homes, school and nursery groups, community groups, fetes and anywhere you think would benefit from a TheraPony visit, just ask!
For school groups, we are able to create a session that will complement your current curriculum so that learners gain maximum benefit from the session.
We also do a lot of work with those who have mental ill health and special educational needs. It has been proven that animals can have huge impact on reducing stress, anxiety and depression. They can also bring confidence and a sense of wellbeing to those who are struggling with dementia as they help to 'look after' the ponies. They are able to engage those who may have social phobias or physical issues. Again, these sessions can be tailored to suit the individual requirements.
We are able to work inside and outside, we are fully insured and our ponies are trained with patience, kindness and respect.