•  learn More "Whether it's a friendship or a relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it you have nothing"  ~ Unknown
  •  learn More "The Essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire"
     ~ Sharon Ralls Lemon
  •  learn More "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man"
     ~ Winston Churchill 
  •  learn More "In riding a horse we borrow freedom" ~ Helen Thomson  
  •  learn More "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right"
     ~ Henry Ford 

A Parents Guide to Equine Partners CIC

We are delighted that you and your family are considering coming to visit the horses.

We hope that the following will answer any questions you have. If there is anything else you would like to know please ring Fran on 07739359213

 

Practicalities

* Please ensure you have good footwear - either Wellington boots or trainers are suitable. As horses have heavy feet we will not be able to allow you into the same space with them if you have open-toed shoes

 

* Please wear comfortable casual clothes that you do not mind if they get hairy or muddy

 

* As most of our sessions are outdoors please ensure that you have warm clothes/showerproof coat

 

* If anyone has any allergies please let us know: being in an equine environment means that there is hay and straw around, in addition to our activities taking place in a grassy field. If you use an inhaler, please bring it with you

 

* The sessions run for 1 hour for Equine Learning and Therapeutic Horsemanship, and 2 hours for Pony Share

 

* If you are unable to drive to our site there is a bus route that stops near our gate. Also, we are able to pick you up and return you to the local station. Please discuss this with us when we book the session

 

* There are charges for our sessions. If this is a difficulty for you please tell us as we are also able to arrange sponsorship or advise you who to apply to for funding if this is needed. Our policy is that everyone who needs to should be able to spend time with the ponies and we will do our best to ensure that this happens

 

Safety First

* We have several qualified First Aiders on site

* All staff are DBS (formerly known as CRB) checked

* We hold public liability insurance

 

Qualifications of those facilitating sessions

Fran is an EAGALA certified practitioner experienced in facilitating Equine Assisted Learning sessions.  She is also a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and has a degree in Health and Social Care with specialisms in working with Children and young people. Fran facilitates Equine Assisted Learning, Therapeutic Horsemanship and Pony Share sessions

 

Jo is an NLP Master Practitioner and has co-facilitated with the Equine Assisted Learning since the project started.   She is also our Horse Specialist with over 20 years experience of caring for horses and understanding their communication. She is also a Parelli student playing at Level 4 and has BHS Stage 2 qualifications. Jo facilitates Equine Assisted Learning, Therapeutic Horsemanship and Pony Share sessions

 

Liz  is a Horsewoman with over 20 years experience.  Her main role is to develop the horses so that they are ready to play with you. She also assists with Pony Share sessions where she can share her considerable knowledge of showing horses for those young people who wish to develop those skills

 

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