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Providing empowerment through horses

We use several different methods to assist people’s personal developments.  We believe in a holistic approach so people can benefit from several different areas of development.  We factor this into all of our programmes so people can get the best out of our programmes.  Below are some examples of what we offer.

Equine Facilitated Learning


Equine Facilitated Learning- EFL uses exercises with horses to help with emotional and behavioural regulation as well as learning other new skills.  EFL focuses on the present and the future. Some of these skills include (but are not limited to) Communication and social skills; Teamwork; Healthy and appropriately expressing emotions; Self-awareness; Confidence; Understanding the points of view of others; Managing conflict; Resilience and many more 

EFL works because horses are emotionally sensitive animals who do not judge someone’s past or their present situation, just respond to people purely based on their behaviour, emotions and current demeanour.  Horses are also very good at understanding and responding to clients’ emotional needs, will quickly adapt to changes in a client’s behaviour, emotions and/or demeanour rather than holding onto a preconceived idea or first impression.  This gives people chance to change their behaviour and see the results in a safe and supportive environment.  Horses will also emotionally support the client throughout the process.  The human facilitator helps to set exercises that assist a client towards their goal and help the client to understand the horse’s reactions and discuss the potential impact for the client. 

connections with horses

Alternative Provision 

We have recently opened an Alternative Provision. We have 2 types of Alternative Provision available:

Therapeutic Animal based Alternative Provision for children with mental health needs age 11-18. This provision is run as a group of 4 children and is for 6 hours a day. There we can provide:

· Force-free, positive reinforcement based animal care and training sessions

· Equine Facilitated Learning

· Therapeutic support

· Workshops from animal care, training and therapy professionals

· Careers advice and employability training

· Gateway Animal Care Qualifications

Please see our brochure to see if this provision would be a good fit for any of the children in your organisation

Attachment: Brochure

EFL and Relational Horsemanship Alternative Provision. This is also for children with mental health needs age 11-18. This provision can be 1 to 1 or in groups of up to 4 and we can provide half days (3-4 hours) or full days (5-6 hours). In this provision we provide:

1. Force-free, positive reinforcement based horse care and training sessions

2. Equine Facilitated Learning

3. Gateway Horse Care Qualification

The additional support provided in the therapeutic provision can be added on separately if you would like some parts of the therapeutic provision package

Please see our leaflet or our brochure for more information

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