Welcome to The Red Horse Foundation
Centre for Equine Assisted Therapies
WHAT WE DO
A powerful and effective therapeutic approach, facilitated by our mental health team with our gentle herd. Our horses help our clients connect with their emotions, reflect on behaviour patterns and begin their healing journey.
The Red Horse approach values relationship building with our horse partners. This fosters mutual trust and respect and provides a greater level of safety for everything we undertake with horses, including riding.
WHO WE ARE
Red Horse Foundation, offers Equine Assisted Therapies and Natural Horsemanship.
We are a Non-Profit Organisation, supporting people from all walks of life, struggling with mental health issues and in distress, in Gloucestershire and beyond.
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 8 horses, stables, a sand arena, a round pen, a yurt for private work and a classroom.
We work with children and adults in conjunction with schools, councils, parents and agencies.
Our team is uniquely made up of mental health professionals with specialisms in various fields of physical, emotional and behavioural problems, who have all trained in Equine Assisted Therapy.
"Red Horse is very professional and accommodating, always thinking outside the box to try and help vulnerable people where they can, all members of staff are friendly, caring and approachable."
WHO WE HELP & WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Our goals are entirely charitable and 100% of all funding we receive is spent on delivering our services. Time and again we see this unique approach of bringing together a horse and a client making the necessary change for clients, where conventional approaches have failed.
Your support in this challenging climate will secure our future and enable us to continue our work with:
Children and adults with mental health problems
Children and young people with special educational needs including autism, ADHD and behavioural problems
Victims of domestic violence, neglect and abuse
People struggling with family breakdown, stress and bereavement
People battling an addiction or eating disorder
Veterans experiencing post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury
NHS staff suffering from trauma serving their community during Corona Virus epidemic
Our Current Fundraising Initiatives Include:
Horses evoke a response and engagement from children that eases them into a therapeutic alliance, more quickly than conventional talk therapies
Help us, Help Children &
Help us, Help the NHS
The unique qualities of the horse speed up the understanding of experiences, creating emotional breakthroughs for clients, leading to recovery from trauma
Help us, Help Veterans
‘Doing’ activities with the horses outside, in an environment similar to their working culture, helps to minimize and neutralize the symptoms of trauma for Veterans
How to find us:
Address: Red Horse Foundation, Thrupp Ln, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2EF
Phone: 07963 863453
Get in touch with the team:
And get involved