Skills and Benefits

Horses and Donkeys

Grooming and Handling

  • Observant

  • Care of an animal

  • Friendship

  • Spending time

  • Understanding

  • Respect

  • Focus on another’s needs

  • Sharing (eg brushes)

  • Giving pleasure (eg massage)

  • Body language awareness

  • Dexterity & coordination

 

Making up and Giving Feeds

  • Maths for measuring out

  • Reinforcing Manners

  • Care of animals

  • Responsibility

  • Correct Measurements

Obstacles and Farm Adventures Out

  • Spatial awareness

  • Body language awareness

  • Physical use of body

  • Teamwork

  • Facing fears

  • Leadership

  • Apply skills learnt

  • Controlling & directing horses and donkeys

  • Learning focus

  • Observant

  • Multi-tasking

  • Communication

  • Lateral thinking

  • Manners

  • Boundaries.

  • Trust and Respect

Riding 

  • Application of skills

  • Balance

  • Physical

  • Multi-tasking

  • Working in partnership

  • Communications

  • Giving clear directions

  • Leadership

Farm Tasks

General Farm Knowledge

  • Awareness of environment

  • Knowledge of helpful birds and insects

  • Knowledge of pests

  • Knowledge of weeds

  • Alert to the environment

  • Recognise different seasons and farm needs

 

Paddock Jobs

  • Strategic planning

  • Planning and application of jobs

  • Manure pick up

  • Clean troughs

  • Fencing

  • Recognise and remove weeds

  • Responsibility

  • Checking for risks and hazards

  • Apply safety skills to person

  • Importance of mundane jobs

  • Use a variety of tools

  • Physical use of body

  • Sense of accomplishment (if jobs done)

Hope Rising Farm Charitable Trust

Email: hoperising@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 027 539 7002

Registered Charity: CC49073

Location: Ngaruawahia

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