Megan's lack of self-confidence and self-esteem were evident. She struggled with mental health and wellbeing. She was running away and feeling suicidal, struggling to maintain healthy relationships with care home staff and others.
Eventually Megan was able to communicate positively with horse and coach and recognise that the horse was able to reflect her mood and mirror this back to her. She drew comparisons to her own anxiety levels and that of her horse and realised that with time and support she could build self-confidence and feel accepted.
Megan responded well to observing horse communication and relationships within the herd. This enabled her to reflect on social situations she was in outside of the session and consider that communication can mean different things to different people.
She also began to develop an understanding of her anxiety in new environments and the support positive relationships with others can provide. Her passion for horses enabled her to develop positive and healthy relationships and transfer this back into her daily life.
Megan engaged positively throughout her programme and has achieved a L1 certificate in employability. Initially, she had no direction with her education, but she has now been accepted at Moulton College.