Red Horse Foundation
Red Horse Foundation
Who We Are
Red Horse Foundation in Stroud, Gloucestershire, offers Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) and Equine Guided Learning (EGL) using horses for individuals and groups of all ages.
EAT & EGL are experiential in nature. This means that participants learn about themselves by taking part in activities with the horses, and then processing feelings, behaviours, and patterns.
At Red Horse Foundation, Equine Assisted Therapy sessions are facilitated by a fully qualified, mental health trained professional who are very supportive to the client. The focus is first and last on the client /horse relationship, but the facilitator may also integrate traditional models of counselling and psychotherapy when appropriate.
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) and Equine Guided Learning (EGL) are a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that affect direct change on individuals, young people and families. Equine Assisted Therapy and Equine Guided Learning have their roots in therapeutic riding, and have developed into a sensitive art of non-verbal communication between horse and client.
Equine Guided Learning is shorter term.Typically 8 – 12 sessions are recommended. The focus is on equipping the client to meet their current life challenges or for general personal development. Equine Guided Learning may be used for a variety of different clients including:
- Young People at Risk
- Veterans and Armed Forces
- Personal Development
- Schools and SEN Pupils
Both EAT and EGL offer the development of emotional regulation and intelligence, sensory body awareness ad confidence building through relationship building with the horses. Connections can be made by completing activities, playing or being in stillness with one or more of the herd
All our facilitators are certified mental health and equine assisted specialists.
Sessions last between 1 hour or 90 mins. A minimum of 8 sessions is generally recommended. Weekly groups and weekend workshops can be provided for schools and other organisations.
No experience with horses is necessary, and most of the time is spent on the ground communicating with the horse, guided by experienced facilitators. Riding may also occasionally take place by mutual agreement of client and therapist.
We have an experienced and qualified team, 8 horses, stables, a sand arena, a round pen, a yurt for private work and a classroom.
The centre is set in 15 acres of beautiful secluded grounds, which include woodlands and abundant wildlife.
Please visit the equine assisted therapy page for more information about our work, the team and herd pages to meet our team, or contact us to arrange a session.
Please contact us to find out more. We aim to make our service as accessible as possible. Concessions are available for the low-waged and unemployed.
We also offer introductory days and personal development workshops . Please see our events page for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our facilitators are qualified mental health trained specialists, as well as equine specialists with a professional qualification to carry out Equine Assisted Therapy.
Our Therapists are qualified in EAGALA, HEAL, and LEAP models of Equine Assisted Therapy.
We have been able to help people with a variety of issues including, but not limited to:
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Loss and Grief
- Life Transitions
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Equine Guided Learning £45 for 60 minute session £65 for 90 minute session
Equine Assisted Therapy £65 for 60 minute session £90 for 90 minute session
We do offer concessionary rates for low-income or unemployed, please get in touch for details.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|