Helping people feel better | Watch our Video | Alan's Story | Who are Helping Hooves?

Feeling better can take a very long time, both physically and emotionally.      

Whether we are unwell for the short term or longer, lifestyle adjustments often have to be made, like not being able to work or even needing to move to a more managable home. These changes have a massive impact on us - our independence, confidence, relationships and even our sense of self-worth. People can easily become isolated through reduced mobility, pain, loss of confidence, financial difficulties, anxiety or depression. At Helping Hooves we reach out to convalescing people to offer them therapeutic horse companionship and accessible countryside activities. People come together to enjoy our wellbeing activities in a safe and relaxing place. Our work is recognised by Health and Care Commissioners who value our nature therapy supporting recovery, health and wellbeing.         

Watch our video

Click on the image below to see our short video lovingly produced by a friend of Helping Hooves:

 

Alan's Story

We are currently compiling a case study to demonstrate a year long journey with Helping Hooves for Alan, a client who attends weekly following a devastating stroke. We will be sharing his story with you soon ....

 

Who are Helping Hooves?

We are a not for profit organisation supporting people experiencing change caused by illness, injury, recovery or other trauma. We believe in doing anything we can to bring horses and the countryside to people, whether it's a lost pastime or new experience for them. Our work is known as Nature Therapy.

We see ourselves as a hybrid between a therapy provider and an accessible country club; all the while giving a new lease of life to our 11 older horses and ponies.

All activities assist health and wellbeing including mobility, dexterity and memory whilst reducing anxiety and isolation.

People can enjoy: 

  • Pony petting and learning about horse care
  • Country Crafts 
  • Wellbeing Days at our unique Country Retreat with Aromatherapy and Mindfulness
  • Gardening in the Cottage Garden
  • Or simply relaxing by the roaring log burner

 

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