Our equine therapy project has proven to be a successful holistic activity with numerous benefits. It encompasses a range of therapeutic treatments promoting both mental and physical wellbeing. Studies have indicated that equine therapy helps participants to develop their emotional awareness, empathy, stress tolerance, impulse control, interpersonal relationships and independence. Horses make great companions for psychotherapy as they can mirror and respond to human behaviour.
Activities include grooming and pampering our gentle horses, as well as riding for those who wish to participate. Clients will also learn about the responsibility and accountability which comes with caring for an animal; day-to-day care, feeding, stable management and much more. This innovative and engaging project provides people with the opportunity to be closer to nature and to access fresh air and exercise.
Through our sessions, clients will learn to build therapeutic relationships with our horses. This, in turn, helps to develop transferrable communication skills and to promote self-confidence and self-esteem. Learning to control and care for an animal much larger than you can have a profoundly positive effect on your confidence.
Horse riding helps to develop balance, co-ordination and motor function. Other advantages include the strengthening of muscles, increased joint mobility, improved stimulation of sensory integration and improved visual perception. Our grooming and care sessions promote the development of responsibility, patience and self-discipline.
We have specialist staff on hand to offer support with any access needs and we use RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) approved centres and instructors for all riding sessions.
What We Do
We offer a diverse range of physical activities including circuit training, yoga, dance/exercise to music, boxercise, reggaecise, abs blast, team building sports and resistance training.
As a social enterprise we need your help to be able to provide much needed support services; we can't do it all on our own. If you would like to help in any way you can follow one of the links below to find out more.
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Equality For All C.I.C.
c/o DHEZ Academic
University Of Bradford
Phoenix SW Building
Driveway off Shearbridge Road