PES is Sussex home of TheHorseCourse, a world renowned charity using horsemanship to deliver intensive interventions to improve the lives of young people with serious problems such as ADHD, ASD, self harming, bullying, aggression, victims of bullying or abuse, risk taking behaviour, eating disorders, domestic violence, mental health problems, social isolation/not attending school, as well as other specific groups. Our horsemanship courses have been shown to be highly effective - after doing the course over 80% of participants are less anxious (with 33% average improvement) ,have reduced problem behaviours, have improved attendance/engagement at school ,better relationships and increased self belief. Examples of research and evidence can be viewed on the website - this really works!
In the last year since our launch we have welcomed nearly 20 participants to Parkfield Stables to work with our amazing ponies, Alice and Dream, and our new boy Fluke who joined the team recently. The feedback we have had from participants, their families and key workers has been fantastic. We have changed the lives of so many people. We want to continue doing this but because of the Covid 19 crisis we have had to temporarily suspend our work and have had to cancel two fundraising events.
We need to raise funds now to meet our some of our costs while we are in lockdown and to be able to respond as soon as lockdown is lifted. The current situation is hard for all of us but for people already suffering from social isolation, anxiety or school refusing things are much harder. As soon as we can we want to be back offering solutions to our participants.
Any of you who have had the chance to work with horses and natural horsemanship will understand the impact of the "in the moment" feedback that the horses give. Just think how transformational it could be for a young person or adult with serious problems who has become disengaged or stuck with other therapy or counselling.
Please help us continue our work by making a donation or by supporting on our online fundraising events. Find us on Facebook for details of our upcoming fun fundraising events.
You can find out more at http://parkfieldequinesolutions.com.