Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Positive Ponies

Meet the Positive Ponies!

Coming soon……Positive Ponies Care Home Packages 

The last 22 months have been a challenging for both staff and students, mental health, wellbeing and self care are now a focus of the recovery curriculum. We believe that animals can have a powerful impact and create a meaningful connection through our sessions.

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Our bespoke visits created for your setting, bringing our team of Shetland Ponies & Hens, along with fully trained staff.

Our sessions are designed to offer students & staff at your setting, an out of the classroom experience focusing on mental well-being and mindfulness, all from the safety of your bubbles.  Along with the animals we have created supporting worksheets to enhance the experience.  We also provide all risk assessments along with access to our online Chicken Club, packed full of resources.

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Areas our activities cover

  • Animal Encounters
  • Mindfulness
  • Breathing
  • Connection & Calmness
  • Positive Coping strategies & Fun!

Meet our Ponies

On our visit, we will bring Tom & Harvey the mini Shetland Ponies, though they may be tiny in stature they make up for it with big personalities.
They are brothers and have been part of the family for over 14 years.
They have both been trained using Natural Horsemanship methods and are used to being around small people. They currently offer group and 121 support to visitors coming to sessions here at Hens HQ
They are both very responsive to people they interact with and help humans to make a connection.

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Meet our Hens

On our visit, we will bring a selection of breeds of hen, including our lovely Bantam hens. All the hens are really well handled and used to visiting school setting. They come in lots of different sizes and colours and give excellent Hen Hugs.

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Our sessions:

  • Pony Encounters
  • Wellbeing Sessions – One-off day visit
  • Wellbeing Weekly Sessions
  • Staff Wellbeing Sessions

We can visit for just an hour or half a day. We are fully insured and DBS checked. For full details and for costs of our visit to your setting please use the contact us page.


‘I just wanted to say a big thank you for the positive pony day that we booked with you before Christmas.

The children were buzzing from the experience and continued to talk about it for days.

The positive impact of handling the ponies and learning about them has been invaluable.

The children had great fun and even those with less confidence, or those children struggling with social and emotional difficulties found it very calming and beneficial to them.

The day was organised well and both of you were great with the children too.

I would and will indeed be recommending this experience to other schools.

Thank you once again and we look forward to doing this again with you again this year!’

K Parker-Springfield Junior School

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