EQUINE ASSISTED

LEARNING

EQUINE ASSISTED
LEARNING

LEARNING   LITERACY   NUMERACY   COMMUNICATION
WELL-BEING   WORK SKILLS

about us

An inspiring, supportive learning environment

True Trails offers something unique in Equine Assisted Learning.

Our structured and professionally developed programs are tailored to meet each individual's learning needs.

We motivate struggling learners to overcome difficulties, identify their strengths, and engage in their learning with a sense of willingness and wonder!

No previous experience with horses is needed. Just come as you are!

Equine Assissted Therapy
Equine assisted therapy

A unique opportunity to develop skills and well-being

We combine horsemanship activities with learning to provide capacity building programs which equip children, youth and adults with the skills of the Australian Core Skills Framework. These programs intentionally cater for those with learning difficulties, neurodiversity and specific learning disability (SpLD).

WHAT WE DO

Our Core Programs

This is our entry level program. It helps individuals to recognise and develop learning skills. It also serves to identify learner strengths and core skill deficits.

Key Points

  • Its focus is to build the participant's capacity to learn and executive function skills.
  • Designed to build transferrable learning skills.
  • Developing a comprehension of learning and assessment strategies.
  • Competency based learning and assessments paired with academic learning and assessments.
  • It delivers in three levels of learning correlating with True Trails horsemanship levels - beginner, novice and intermediate.

An innovative program which boosts literacy

Key Points

  • It applies correlations with skill developments in horsemanship with skill developments in learning and literacy.
  • It provides a whole language phonetic framework.
  • It delivers in levels and phases with awards and certificates.
  • It builds comprehension and communication skills.

Assisting individuals with mental arithmetic skills, computation, problem solving, analysing and learner discovery.

Key Points

  • Applies correlations with skill developments in horsemanship, learning and numeracy.
  • It's level correlates with the Australian Curriculum of maths at Grade 3 level.

Activities are specifically designed to aid in an individual's communication skills upon request.

Key Points

  • Assessments on participants' communication modes can be written into reports while interactive strategies (utilising horsemanship and games) are supplied to develop communication skills.

This program is designed for individuals who have health, social and well-being needs. It supports the growth of confidence to re-engage in a healthy, balanced participation in horsemanship for individual health, social recreation and personal growth.

This program utilises the framework of horsemanship and working as Equine Assisted Learning Support on True Trails' core programs to deliver Work Readiness and work ethics.

Key Points

  • Flexible content, length and number of participants
  • Minimum age of 15+
  • It engages external, qualified,and professional equine practitioners as role models and an introduction to working life
  • Develops individual's capacities in wholesome community service
WHO WE ARE

Meet the Team

Cheri Allanby
Cheri Allanby

Founder/Manager and Teacher/ Program Developer

I am passionate about equality for all people, believing that (with the right opportunity and support structures) those who struggle to achieve and fit society’s “squares”, can become high achievers with access to the fullness of life’s opportunities as a whole and contributing persons. I love my family, horses, art and the sea!

Qualifications 
Bachelor of Education
Horse Safety Australia Instructor
Disability Cert IV
Trainer Assessor Cert IV  
True Trails
Debra Mill

Equine Assisted Learning Support Worker/Program Tutor

I love engaging people at the edges of what is different in society to help them gain clarity and choose their direction. Looking through diverse eyes is necessary; it offers the chance for growth, innovation and renewal. I love family, working with people's strengths, community capacity building, life-long learning & living responsibly with nature.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 
Assoc Dip Community Recreation
Diploma Organic Agriculture
Trainer Assessor Cert IV
Spida Equine Support Worker
Spida Jacobson

Equine Assisted Learning Support Worker

I am enthusiastic about working alongside people and I always view everyone as equal . My passion is to see young people grow and develop a new level of confidence within themselves and with their surroundings. I love: music, animals and my family.

Qualifications
Cert II Children's Services
Year 12 Certificate
Working at Heights

Sam
Sam Rumsley

Admin/Support Worker

For me, being successful doesn’t mean changing the world, it means helping people to change their world. At True Trails, that’s what I get to do, directly and indirectly. I enjoy being on a team that facilitates all roles. I love horses, cats, craft, meeting new people and keeping things organized and orderly.

Qualifications
Admin/Support Worker
Business Cert II  

Tess
Tess Hallett

Equine Assisted Learning Support Worker

I love working with and teaching children; seeing them learn new skills, gain knowledge, and confidence with reading, writing and horses. Seeing the kids thrive while applying their knowledge and capabilities is exciting.

Qualifications
Horse Safety Australia Trail Guide
Cert II Retail 
Cert II Hospitality

brigette
Brigette Hallett

Horsemanship Assistant

Horses have been my passion for as long as I can remember. Working at TT is such a great opportunity for me, I have the chance to further my knowledge and show what I can do.

Qualifications
Cert II Agriculture

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
skill development

“Its been amazing to watch and be there with Mia while she is learning and growing! From not writing or talking much and not being focused, to where she can now concentrate, follow instruction, write letters and basic words. Her speech is so much clearer!”

Jess Leary Hills

Hobart Tasmania
True Trails

“My son has come such a long way with his reading and writing. It has also developed his balance and work ethic. He looks forward to every Monday. I'm sure without True Trails he'd still be unable to read and he's in Grade 3. Best thing we have ever done.”

BETH ANDREWS

Tasmania
equine assisted learning

“He now has so much confidence in himself and such a positive attitude. He now believes that everyone learns differently and that's ok. It's amazing what you can achieve when someone believes in you.”

KYLIE LITTLE

Tasmania
Equine Assisted Learning

“My teen daughter has consistently found her time at True Trails to be the highlight of the week. The whole life approach, working both on paper and in the paddock, has extended her skills and developed both talents and problem areas. The report writing and documentation has been outstanding and it's collaborative with other providers.”

LIBBY CHICK

Tasmania
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True Trails horsemanship programs offer an exciting, adventurous, reflective experience in skill development, education, socialisation and personal well-being; giving participants the opportunity to engage in new found skills which are transferable into everyday life.

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