Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Positive Ponies

Meet the Positive Ponies

Our bespoke visits created for your setting, bringing our team of Shetland Ponies & Hens, along with fully trained staff. Equine assisted Learning has been researched as a form of non clinical therapy, which when embraced and engaged with can help improve mental health and wellbeing. We use Equine Assisted Learning to to deliver a therapeutic outcome in group or 121 sessions.

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Our sessions are designed to offer students & staff at your setting, an out of the classroom experience focusing on mental well-being and mindfulness.  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
  • Exam & Test Stress Busting

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 15 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
  • Exam Stress Busters

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.


We can’t thank you enough for bringing your ponies to Danemill. Our children loved meeting Harvey and Tom.The whole package of grooming, walking and learning calming strategies had a positive impact on everyone’s mental health. The children were so engaged, an experience that I’m sure will never be forgotten!Mrs Lee-Danemill Primary School

Sending an extra special thank you to you both for your patience and for keeping up with our demands!‘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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