Just like everyone else we have been plummeted into a situation where sudden closure of the Holistic Horse and Pony centre and the HEART Equine Assisted Therapy Centre has meant very little money coming in to feed the 33 horses we have here, pay the rent and pay the much needed staff who cannot be furloughed.
Having just come through a very long wet winter has meant our feeding costs have been up by 50% thus using up all our savings and reserves. It has been taking over £15000 a month to run the stables.
A Special safe space
We are one big happy herd and community here. Our centre is a haven of safety for horses that have been abused, unwanted and not deemed good enough. They are allowed to be their own "person" . Many for the first time in their lives are allowed to express what they feel, are allowed to say no and are given choice.
Because the horses are allowed to be an individual, the humans that come here also feel safe to be themselves. We all have a very special bond here where there is no class, no judgement and no need to be someone we are not.
What is unusual here is the diversity of people we support.
Right from new, nervous and novice riders wanting to feel calm, confident and capable through to people feeling stuck, scared and stressed wanting to feel safe supported and strong through the healing power of horses.
Who we help
We serve people from all walks of life
Children with social anxiety, school phobias and autism Troubled teenagers and teenagers in trouble!! Those suffering from low or no self esteem, self confidence or self respect.
Parents in overwhelm and despair
Stressed entrepreneurs and executives
People suffering from empty nest syndrome
depression, addictions to name but a few.
How we help
We do this through a variety of workshops, courses, coaching and therapy with the horses, in addition to holistic riding and hacking.
All our money is ploughed back into the care of the horses and if any left over trying to posh up the place. (not too much because we want to keep the relaxed charm)
What we need financial support with please.
We need funds immediately to cover the cost of care of our horses here and pay the staff who need to be here to help take care of the horses.
However we are not just asking for money we want to offer ways you can pre-purchase your special experience here.
Note: You will see that we have put expected delivery or availability dates on the rewards. None of us really knows yet what will happen, do we? Please know that we will adjust delivery dates once that changes - to suit you!