Frequently Asked Questions
LeadChange, and it’s charity partner HorseHeard run three-day foundation programmes which equips participants with the knowledge and practical skills that underpin the delivery of equine-facilitated learning programmes. The course is highly experiential – blending classroom learning and hands-on sessions with horses. Find out more.
• We will be working with horses in an indoor riding arena, we suggest you wear warm casual clothes with lots of layers, and in Winter wear hat and gloves
• Substantial closed toe shoes / boots are essential
• If you have pollen or animal allergies please bring your medication
The health & safety of our clients and the horses we work with is our highest priority. The horses are carefully selected to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. We also only work with venues that offer adhere to our high standards from both a client experience and horse care perspective. It is part of our mission to promote positive horse – human relationships.
We work with many horses at many locations and none are especially trained to do this work. We just need the horse to be a horse! The horses are carefully selected to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. It is part of our mission to promote positive horse – human relationships.
We have a ratio of 1 horse and 1 facilitator for each 8 participants to ensure the best possible experience. We can have several facilitators running groups simultaneously so can work with large numbers of participants. We have run events with up to 80 participants on one day.
Do you work with children?
We also have a charity, HorseHeard, working with horses to promote positive emotional health and resilience outcomes for children, young people and adults in need. Find out more at www.horseheard.com.
We are not therapists. Equine Assisted Therapy is different because it addresses specific mental and physical health issues and should always be run by qualified therapists. Equine Assisted therapy can be used as a powerful tool for treatment of attention deficit disorder, substance abuse issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and low self-esteem. Interacting with horses — dynamic and inspiring living beings — adds metaphoric and reflective strength to conventional therapy, and creates a non-threatening environment for revealing and accepting the authentic self.