The Wellbeing Horse Academy

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The principal behind Karen's work is:

"I use a holistic approach to improve well-being and meaningful engagement through the use of equine assisted activities. This provision is for clients from 8 years old and upwards. The goal is to improve self-confidence, self-value, and communication skills in a safe and protected environment by working with horses in a beautiful farm setting".

Our primary EAA horse is a Welsh section C mare called “Paradigm”.

I am a very passionate horse enthusiast, who has worked, kept, and loved horses for over 40 years. As well as riding, I have shown horses professional at a highly decorated level at major show events. I have raised my own family and supported many young people in care as a foster carer over the years. During this time, I have seen the therapeutic benefits of individuals of all ages having huge gain from contact with horses which lead me to build a relationship with the brown horse academy and now functioning independently as the mindful horse academy.

I am able to run 1-1 sessions on weekdays between 9am and 3.30pm. Booking is essential.

Please note although riding opportunities may form part of an individual’s EAA programme, the mindful horse academy is not a riding school and we do not formally teach horse riding

Facilities on the farm include ample parking, stable office with kitchen, WC and seating are for clients/carers and a large indoor all-weather sand school which sessions are facilitated in.

The 100-acre picturesque farm is set in a lush valley surrounded by beautiful oak woodland.

The stud farm has other beautiful ponies in the fields and there will be opportunities to introduce clients to these once both Karen and the clients are confident, and a risk assessment allows.

Karen is fully insured with KBIS insurance and enhanced DBS checked. Hand sanitiser and washing facilities are located around the farm as part of infection control procedures as well a first aid kit.