DiscoveryDiscovery Courses

Some of the proudest work at HorseWorld has been in pioneering Discovery Courses. The calming, steadying influence of working with and caring for horses has long been recognised. Discovery Courses can help young people with self-growth, confidence and concentration issues - and of course the horses love the attention too!

Read about the aims and science of the courses here.

Discovery courses take place in the practical working equine environment at HorseWorld Welfare Yard, Whitchurch, just to the south of Bristol, and close to Bath.

Sessions are held every weekday during term-time, and we can also accommodate courses during school holidays.

Each course is made up of six weekly sessions of 90 minutes each (we recommend 60 minutes for primary schools). A typical group size is ideally six to eight, but we can accommodate up to 13 students per course in certain circumstances.

Individual sessions are also available for young people taking the first steps back into mainstream education, those initially unable to function within a larger group, and those whose best interests are supported by one to one learning. There is no age barrier on individual sessions and parents, carers and mentors are welcome to join in.

Volunteer with Discovery

Click here to sign up to HorseWorld Heroes, our supporter and volunteer hub, to view current opportunities to help with Discovery.


Discovery Courses Video