Information, boundaries and safety information in order that we can then work in a way that is emergent, mindful and creative…
We will be outdoors a lot so wear what you would wear to go for a strong walk in the countryside. For example comfortable, waterproof boots or shoes that protect your feet, anoraks, jackets and outer waterproof layers, or sun hat, and sun cream depending on the season. No umbrellas are allowed around the horses.
Please switch your mobile phone off during your session. No eating snacks or smoking is allowed whilst working with or being around the horses, and please do not feed the horses.
No previous horse experience is necessary and the process safely allows individuals to work in ways that suit their needs. Even people with a fear of horses can benefit. There will always be the space to call time out, and only engage in away that feels comfortable. Only gentle horsemanship skills are taught in order to build a relationship and connection with the horses as sentient beings.
Our horses are accustomed to interacting with humans from a young age and their schooling has been based them having the choice to want to work with us. We offer a philosophy of exploring how to enter a relationship with the horse which is equal, not power over. Our horses are not used as tools, as a result they are calm, trusting and feel safe around humans. They live as naturally as possible in their own horse friendly environment, but by their very nature as non-predators/ prey animals if this environment changes they can feel fear and move very quickly if alarmed, and although this seldom happens, you must be aware of these natural reactions.Less able participants
Please also note much of the venue is quite hilly and uneven, with natural slopes and some rough surfaces in places. Sadly this can make the venue unsuitable for less mobile people, in some cases this can be overcome when supported by professional carers and/or family members. If you know you have mobility challenges it is important to come and visit first and do a risk assessment.Weather conditions
The work with the horses takes place outdoors. If the weather is really bad we will offer you the chance to postpone.
For more information contact Sue Blagburn
Phone: 07831 865259
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