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Address: Gore Lane, Shanklin Road | Sandford Farm, Godshill PO38 3EX, England
Phone Number: 0788 7876138
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Bodster Equine Assisted Learning Centre is run to work with young people...

Bodster Equine Assisted Learning Centre is run to work with young people and adults with complex needs such as Autism, Aspergers and Downs - in a supervised horse environment. Horses are the main focus of activities at our learning centre on the Isle of Wight. This can vary from looking at how to approach a horse safely to grooming or leading a horse through an obstacle course. There is no riding involved. By working with horses on the ground and developing skills which enable communication between people and horses learners can become more self-aware and then transfer this learning to other situations.Our aim is to raise aspirations and ambition and to nurture skills and attributes needed for personal fulfilment and to make a positive contribution to the community and society.Bodster has been set up by Jo and Giles Boddington, qualified teachers and Jo is an experienced Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator. We are experienced in working with people from 6 years to 90 years and with learning difficulties and so can cater for everyone’s needs.Our prices are for a two hour experience and this includes everything you need, equipment, instruction, public liability insurance, health and safety briefing and refreshments. We can take groups of up to 8 people at a time.£30 for adults aged 17 years and over and £25 for children aged 6-16.Discounted Prices available for learners with Learning Difficulties-

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Young carers respite session

My daughters visited Bodsters today at their new site in Sandford, as respite from their role as young carers. Despite being a little apprehensive about what to expect, they had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My daughters visited Bodsters today at their new site in Sandford, as respite from their role as young carers. Despite being a little apprehensive about what to expect, they had a wonderful time, learning to lead the horse, brush and wash it, all at a pace they were comfortable with. They both learnt a great deal, and left more relaxed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

As a foster carer and also someone that has children I found this equine center absolutely amazing. They have catered for foster children who have had difficult times and their patience and understanding is second to none. The horses are extremely well cared for and the the skills the children learn are valuable. I would recomend this to any child... More 

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