Therapeutic Horsemanship encourages all types of people from all backgrounds, regardless of age or ability to experience the powers of our beautiful and sensitive horses. We aim to provide therapeutic equine services for anyone meeting the challenges of mental health issues, trauma, illness, depression, autism or generally finding life difficulty by working in partnership with our horses to help improve physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy Working together with a new team member.

Denise holds a BSc. in Counselling and psychotherapy since qualifying in 2005 and was accredited in 2009. Additionally, she trained as a certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist in Ireland in 2015 with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Model Of Equine Therapy. Denise has extensive experience working with the EAGALA model in the UK and Ireland with individuals & groups of
children & young people, and vulnerable adults. Has also co-facilitated Corporate Team Building Programmes and specifically focused sessions such as Improving Mental Health, Enhancing Self-esteem & Confidence.

The EAGALA model requires a team of two Specialist practitioners an Equine Specialist (Victoria or Lisa) and an Equine equine-assisted psychotherapist and our specially selected horses! Our team facilitates bespoke Programmes building confidence, self-esteem, growth and development, whilst facing challenges or change all potentially delivering life-changing outcomes. Working with schools,
charities and other bodies completing Programmes and individual sessions with The Eagala model resulting in amazing results & outcomes.

The EAGALA model has a distinctive framework that allows the client to learn and grow from the horse-human relationship. The horses work as metaphors, helping the client to find their own solutions to the challenges of change. The dual facilitation which includes a registered mental health professional and an equine specialist ensures the highest level of care. Riding skills are not required clients only work with the horses on the ground.

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man”
Winston Churchill.