At the start of Fen's sessions, he appeared to lack confidence and social skills which caused him to become disengaged and verbally abusive. He spent some sessions refusing to partake in any of the activities.
When he did choose to join the group, he took part in little to no communication with coaches or peers, and when encouraged he noticeably appeared uncomfortable lowering his head and sometimes taking himself away from the situation.
When faced with a challenge or unfamiliar situation he would again refuse to engage or become verbally abusive.
Once comfortable with his surroundings and coach he was encouraged to join the group and began to recognise the importance of being a member of a team and having a responsibility, this appeared to give him an improved self-esteem which led to him being able to engage in more confidence building activities. These resulted in him being able to manage and overcome his anxieties when faced with a challenge.
Now recognising the importance of responsibility, he can relate his emotions to the physical sensations attached to these, giving him the confidence to share them openly and maturely.
Now having a greater self-confidence, he can work closely with his chosen horse and peers. Fen can now recognise the impact his behaviour has on others and confidently and maturely talk about his anxieties when they arise.