Our Vision

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

Winston Churchill
Our relaxing countryside setting provides a calm and therapeutic environment for clients looking to improve well-being, self-esteem and confidence. Our friendly team can facilitate sessions both ridden and on the ground with our kind, well-schooled horses and ponies.

Island Equus is an intervention based upon psychological literature and the theories of learning and education to assist young people to develop and learn in a supportive environment. Animal-assisted therapy, including the use of horses as a therapeutic medium has shown statistically significant improvements in outcomes for young people, including those with autistic spectrum symptoms, medical difficulties, behavioural problems and emotional well-being (Nimer & Lundahl, 2015).

The potential of equine assisted therapy is far-reaching and research in the application of this work is still yet to be fully explored. It is our aim to inform current understanding, as we continue to help people be inspired to change, learn and grow through the sessions at Island Equus.