The Leg Up Program
Are you a woman who has lived experience of disadvantaged?
Maybe you are unemployed, claiming benefits, living in or have recently left refuge, are a single parent who struggles to fund child care or don’t have access to transport. Maybe you have a disability or mental health issue or you have lived through violence, abuse or other trauma.
Do you love horses and want to help people?
Would you like an all expenses paid scholarship to train to as an Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner?
Then the Leg Up Program is for you! Please read the information below and then email for a scholarship application.
Funded by the National Lottery Lived Experience Leader Pilot Program which provides grants that enable organisations to put people with first-hand experience of social issues in the lead the Leg Up Program will enable women from backgrounds of multiple disadvantage to apply to have their training, child care and transport costs funded so that they can be given a leg-up into the industry, emerging as highly skilled, highly trained therapeutic horsemanship practitioners who can use their own life experience to change the lives of others
.A major issue in the therapeutic horsemanship industry as a whole is that all too often the backgrounds and life experiences of the practitioners do not reflect those of our clients. Horses are synonymous with privilege but their life-changing benefits should be for everyone. At WITH, it is our firm belief that if these services were run and staffed by people whose experiences more accurately reflect those of their service users, we would see a huge change in their effectiveness. However, for that change to happen, we have to find ways to insert those people into those positions.
Women with lived experience of disadvantage are tough, compassionate, self-aware. They have all of the raw ingredients to become amazing therapeutic horsemanship practitioners who can effect great change in the world. Often, all that is holding them back is money and the opportunity to access training.
Now we are taking down the barriers. If you think that you have what it takes, email for your scholarship application.