Red Horse Foundation in Stroud, Gloucestershire, offers Equine Assisted Therapies, Equine Guided Learning and Natural Horsemanship with our gentle herd.
Established for 10 years, the centre is set in 15 acres of beautiful secluded grounds, which include woodlands and abundant wildlife. We have a herd of 7 horses, stables, a sand arena, a round pen, yurt for private work and a classroom.
If you are looking for a proven therapeutic approach that is both gentle and powerful and that relies on the ancient bond between humans and horses, this is for you. Horses have been shown to be great teachers and to provide invaluable therapeutic support to people with a wide range of physical, emotional and behavioural problems. Uniquely, all our Equine Assisted Therapy sessions are facilitated by mental health professionals.
We also offer Equine Guided Learning which is a skills-based approach that focuses on working with horses to develop life skills and build confidence. It facilitates personal growth and increases self-awareness. Greater self-awareness will enable you to examine your motivations, beliefs, and behaviours to gain a better understanding of your impact on others. This is intensified by working with horses because of their instinctual nature, which makes them prone to responding and reacting to changes in human psychology in the moment.
Our holistic approach to horsemanship and riding means sessions generally comprise two elements. In the first half you will build a relationship with your horse on the ground. The second half of the lesson will be getting in the saddle and riding, when this feels appropriate.
Visit the Services section to find out about our work or the Team and Herd pages to meet our team (both two-legged and four-legged!). If you have any questions or would like to contact us to arrange a session please get in touch.
Eagala is the global standard.
Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs. With over 2,500 certified members in over 40 countries, we set the global standard in the world of equine-assisted psychotherapy due to a strict commitment to standards, a code of ethics, continuing education, and a replicable framework.