If you’ve ever heard of equine-assisted learning, you’re aware of the benefits of kids spending time with horses. It’s more than just an idea; studies repeatedly find that spending time with horses has a huge positive impact on children’s development.
These studies began when children with learning disabilities were found to be highly responsive to working with horses. Since then, the practise has spread to others fields, with benefits being found for students, adults and people suffering from PTSD.
The reason is not entirely understood, but children seem to show a unique receptivity to working with horses.
We’ve compiled a list of the main benefits that people experience when doing work with horses. All of the effects are supported by experimental evidence.
Increases in Self esteem.
Greater attention spans.
Higher levels of trust.
Lower cortisol levels.
(Cortisol is the hormone in the brain linked to stress.)
Higher levels of trust.
Decreases in anger.
The amazing effect of horses has been used to make education more effective, with equine-assisted learning programs. It’s even been introduced to the world of psychology, with some practitioners looking into equine-assisted psychotherapy!
These studies confirm what most horse people knew intuitively; there’s something about horses that changes humans for the better.
City of Melbourne Decides to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
The iconic but controversial Melbourne Horse-drawn carriages will no longer be allowed in the Melbourne CBD.
License for the horse drawn carriages will no longer be issued, after Melbourne’s Lord Mayor spoke against the ‘cowboy’ operators, who disrespected road rules, endangering the horses, pedestrian & other motorists.
Photos of Melbourne’s horses and carriages can be seen below
From Central Vic Sheds to Central Steel Build
What’s in a name? It might seem like a little thing, but for Central Vic Sheds, our old name didn’t encompass the huge and varied range of different steel buildings we erect on a daily basis.
The new name ‘Central Steel Build’ is a natural evolution of our original name, it has expanded the definition of what we do to reflect the fact that we build sturdy steel buildings for a range of uses.
And to go with this new brand name, we have a slick and modern new logo and a shiny new website. We hope you like the new brand name and look and enjoy this much-improved new website.