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Our Ethos

We create an environment based on encouragement, kindness, laughter and discipline and are passionate about empowering each individual to develop to the best they could be. It is widely documented that interaction with ponies has huge therapeutic benefits. It can help build confidence, improve relationships and create strong personal bonds with everyone involved.

We have a close association with the charity Sports Driving Unlimited which specialises in bringing the joys of sports carriage driving to disabled, disadvantaged and terminally ill young people.

“The children I work with have a significant difference in perception of the world around them, stemming from several factors such as lack of trust, trauma in early years, social and communication barriers or mental health issues.  During their time at Chariots I have seen the lives of around 15 pupils transformed through: increased confidence; exposure to and coping with new experiences; lessened anxiety; increased social communication, improved self-esteem and resilience. ” Alison Murray, Principal Teacher, Additional Support for Learning, Calside Primary