Although horsesmouth is about learning from other people’s experiences, here you can find learning mentors who can help you figure out issues around your education, skills and training. People here are not professional advisors and don't make specific recommendations, but they have volunteered to help from the benefit of their own personal experiences. Some will be based on opportunity and inspiration others based on regrets and paths not taken. Learning sets you up for life and it never stops doing that  - so whether you're making a big choice early in life or a big change later in life you can probably find someone here who has a helpful perspective.

There are plenty of other resources for  specific information and comparison but if you just want to talk to a few people based on the choices they made and the experiences they had, then horsesmouth is right for you.

Have you always dreamt of becoming a film director, a paediatrician or even Prime Minister? Are you stuck and don't know how to get there? Whatever your ambition,or whatever is getting in the way of it, others here may have experiences and advice that could help you move forward..

Leaving school does not have to mean the end of your studies. Someone here may be able to offer you advice on university, further education, or university interview tips based on their experiences.

Basic skills courses are becoming increasingly popular. When choosing to learn a new skill the world is your oyster, from training to be an electrician or a beautician; to a builder or social worker.

For children and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities some tasks can be more of a challenge. Find information about financial help, advice and useful management techniques from others’ personal experiences.

The best way to learn how to do something is by doing it yourself – practical education and training are the key to opening many doors.

Many see it as the best years of their lives - make sure you feel the same way. horsesmouth mentors can offer advice for students and mature students about getting financial help and debt worries, careers advice and a more general student guide to survival.

Learning - Featured Mentors

Browse these mentor profiles to find some who are relevant to you.

Qualified Life Coach
Good listener
non judgemental

Learning - Published Stories

Here are some personal stories published by individual mentors. Browse here for some that are relevant or inspirational for you.



When i used to look at you i felt the love so intensely,
You told me you had stopped running after love
That you had settled down and had found peace in you heart
You referred to love as the butterfly you kept chasing but cou...

“Get up and Go.....Part 1”

If it weren't for bad luck I would have no luck at all, how many times does that saying ever cross your mind? Well a lot... that is how often that saying passes through my head. It’s like that irritable itch that just refuses to get scratched out. Yo...

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Learning - Mentor Shout Outs

Friendships, Relationships, Work, Education?

"Hi all, my name is Chloe and I am here to support all of you with any problems you may be experiencing in your life at the moment and need somebody to talk to. I have been a mentor for a while now and i am always happy to listen and give my advice wh..."

Learning - Pearls of Wisdom

Life is not lost by dying

"“Life is not lost by dying;
life is lost minute by minute,
day by dragging day,
in all the small uncaring ways.”

– Stephen Vincent Benet..."

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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