At first, Thomas was unable to build relationships with peers and had very little or no understanding of the impact of his own behaviours. Antony found focusing challenging on any set task.
Thomas seemed to build a relationship with the horses and was soon able to recognise how the horses made him feel calm and increased his focus. He was then able to begin to consider the impact of his energy and continues to build on this. Antony was able to harness his new skills and understanding of the horses to help him develop relationships with peers and coaches by supporting others with the horses and starting to share common interests.
His engagement with the course is now of a high level, he has developed a good rapport with his coaches and enjoys taking the lead on some practical based activities. He still finds containing his energy challenging at times but is able to recognise and reflect on this by taking a moment to himself, usually near a horse to help him reflect and refocus. At home Antony practices ‘taking a moment for himself ‘or goes for a walk to help him release his energy constructively.