Upcoming Events

For more information about any of these events or to reserve a place please call 07963 863453 or email enquiries@redhorsefoundation.org.

All our events are for people aged 18+, except for ‘Own a Pony Days’ which are for 7-11 year olds.

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Herd Watch

Sunday 20th May or Sunday 24th June 2018 10am-1pm

Come and experience horse-time. This morning will be about observing our horses whilst they are at liberty in the field. Notice how, as you tune into their behaviours and interactions your breathing becomes calmer and you become more present in the here and now. Will one of the horses approach you? We shall see…

£35 per person

Open Day

Thursday 24th May or Thursday 27th September 2018 10am-4pm (drop-in)

An opportunity for the curious to drop by and say hello. Whether you are a neighbour who has always wondered what goes on here, a worried parent who thinks we might be able to help their child, a health professional who wants to know how to access our services or someone who feels it might be time for some personal exploration come and meet our horses, chat to a member of staff and experience the tranquillity of the Red Horse site.

Free of charge

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Own a Pony Day

Wednesday 1st August, Friday 10th August, Tuesday 14th August, Wednesday 22nd August. 9.30am-2.30pm

An opportunity for children aged 7-11 to experience what it is like to have their own pony. They will get the opportunity to build a relationship with one member of our herd over the course of the day by completing activities including feeding, grooming and playing with the horses at liberty.

£40.00 per child (reductions available for 2+children)

Rest and Recuperate with the Herd

Thursday 26th July 2018 or Saturday 11th August 10am-1pm

“Time out” from the stress inducing pressures of life by tuning in to “horse time”. The horse herd lead the way in showing us how to calm ourselves, just to be, to expand and to enjoy the moment!

Observing and interacting with the horse herd offers us an opportunity to relax our nervous systems and recharge our batteries.

£45 per person

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Friends of Red Horse : work day

Sunday 29th July, Sunday 30th September and Sunday 25th November 2018. 10.00am - 3.30pm.

An opportunity to support the work Red Horse does and find out a bit more about us! Come along and spend a couple of hours helping our yard team with maintenance tasks around the beautiful Red Horse site

After a seasonal lunch there will be an opportunity to meet our herd and ask staff any questions you may have about equine therapy.

£15.00 contribution. Join us for one or more sessions!

Way of the Horse

Saturday 13th October 2018 10am-4pm

A taster day for those interested in equine assisted therapy.

We will spend time inside and outside in nature with the horses, with the opportunity to develop a relationship and communicate with one or more of our herd during the day.

Suitable for counsellors, therapists, those in the caring professions or anyone interested in personal development.

£75.00 per person (concessions available on request)

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Equine Assisted Therapy: Skills and Practice

Started Thursday 22nd February 2018 10.00am-1.00pm and running weekly for a total of 6 sessions, with a further 6 weekly sessions starting 7th June 2018.

A course for those wanting to learn more about Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT); whether you are just starting out or are qualified and wanting to deepen your practice.

We aim to offer an overview of the field of EAT and current developments. The content will include a range of current methods and practice. We will study the horse/human connection. With the herd we will look at the horse as therapist and how horses can be facilitated by the EAT practitioner to enable clients to make meaning and healthy choices in their lives. There will be space offered for feedback and personal development. Participants will be encouraged to practise exercises and skills introduced between the sessions. We aim to offer a personal journey of discovery in the work of EAT and expand your practice.

£75.00 per session, with a commitment to attend all 12 sessions.

Learning with Horses

Please contact us for future dates.

Designed for SEN co-ordinators and teachers of primary aged children, this hour long twilight session will demonstrate how we can work with children who are struggling in the traditional classroom setting, to help boost self-esteem and confidence and provide positive experiences to inform life back at school.

Free of charge.

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Parenting with Ponies

Please contact us for future dates

Parenting is not an automatic skill – it’s an ongoing learning process and requires us to dig deep into our personal resources. How do we negotiate our needs and that of our children? Working with the horses we will look at how we communicate and offer care and leadership to a non-verbal sentient being. Our skills of relating with the horses throw light on how we conduct our relationships with our children.

£75.00 per person or £135 per couple.