We provide horse based therapy and activities for children with special needs, their siblings and parents/carers – family sessions, one family at a time, in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Although originally for children and families living with autism, the therapy has been found to be beneficial to a wide range of disorders and health problems including:-
Autism/Aspergers Other Neurological conditions
Bereavement Bullying / exclusion from school
Confidence and self esteem Communication problems
Emotional and behavioural problems Depression, anxiety and anger
Eating disorders Cerebral Palsy / Downs Syndrome
Close contact and interaction with horses is highly sensory, activities may include, touching, stroking, grooming and handling the horses, decorating and painting them, leading, working them in hand and riding, have all resulted in a wide range of benefits being reported by families and professionals.
These have included better speech and communication, fewer incidents of meltdown and negative behaviour, improved memory and attention span, greater confidence and self esteem, improved sleeping patterns, better motor skills and proprioception, improved appetite resulting in a healthier and more varied diet, calmer and more focused child and a closer, happier family unit.