Here at My Life we pride ourselves on the person-centred way in which our students are able to learn, in an environment that is tailor made to the individual. Khim and Zara are both working towards their AIM award in horse care and as well as learning lots about horses in the classroom, during what we affectionately call “Chester Tuesdays,” they have a wonderful time learning how to look after our resident pony, Chester.
After mucking out, grooming Chester and giving him a health check, every Tuesday Khim and Zara put on his bridle and go for a walk round the track for some exercise and to show him off! As part of their course, Khim and Zara have learnt how to stay safe around horses, how to restrain a horse using a headcollar and lead rope and how to tie a quick release knot. They can confidently use a variety of grooming tools and equipment, follow a good grooming routine and understand the correct nutrition that is needed for a horse of his size and breed.
At My Life Learning students are encouraged to develop the use of their own initiative. Khim and Zara noticed that Chester had some dry, flaky skin. After some research it was discovered that this is a common complaint for horses like Chester, who is a Cob and the correct medication has been found.
This really is a perfect example of the inspiring learning environment that we offer at My Life Learning – Zara and Khim look forward to Chester Tuesdays and will be continuing the good work with him this term!
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