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One day courses

All one day courses are one to one or small groups. They are run regularly throughout the year – contact us to arrange a convenient date.

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Running a Therapeutic Centre

Practical advice on starting up and running a centre. Including

  • choosing activities
  • funding
  • health & safety issues
  • choosing a therapy horse
  • working with volunteers
  • evaluating success

“An excellent workshop – I really enjoyed it and gained some really useful information.”

How Horses Help People

How do horses help people, and how can we explain it to funders and purchasers? Including

  • different types of learning and therapy
  • what’s so special about horses
  • expected client outcomes
  • how horses affect people
  • real case studies (confidentiality protected)
  • can the horses benefit too?

“I honestly found it one of the most beneficial courses I have been on to date”

Horse Behaviour and the Role of the Therapy Horse

A look at the importance of understanding the horse’s role as partner in our work, and making sure his needs are always considered. Including

  • a look at horse behavior
  • horses in human situations
  • how people affect horses
  • horses under pressure
  • keeping your therapy horse sane
  • parallels between working with horses and clients

“It has made me think a lot more about what the horse has to take on in his role as the therapeutic horse, and just how important it is for us to realize this.”

Why Western?

At Horses Helping People we choose to use Western horsemanship and riding. Find out why we consider this the best option for our therapeutic centre. Including

  • introduction to Western
  • benefits to the client
  • benefits to the horse
  • groundwork and riding
  • western equipment
  • where to learn more

“Thank you for sharing so much knowledge and experience.”

Therapeutic Horsemanship and Young People

A look at how therapeutic horsemanship works, and particular concerns for young people. Including

  • a suitable environment
  • safety and risk
  • link to the curriculum
  • every child matters
  • trigger factors
  • case studies

"I learnt so much yesterday and I can't wait to start to put it in to practice. On a personal level it has helped me to gain more self acceptance and become more determined to stick to my beliefs."

 

Anything else you want to learn? Contact us for an individual course covering your learning requirements.

Booking

Cost: £180

Contact us for a date and booking form. £80 deposit (non refundable) required to confirm booking.