Anna
Chapman

I have had a background in nursing and social care for the past 30 years.

I have worked within most settings whether this was in my capacity as a nurse or a health and social care trainer.

I hold a current enhanced DBS

I am qualified to a high level in Health & Social care achieving a level 5 in Leadership & Management as well as holding a Registered Managers Award.

I hold a counselling certificate, TAQA award, level 3 award in Education & Training along with many others qualifications with City & Guilds

I have a special interest in Mental Health and Dementia

My interests in natural horsemanship have led me to follow the Parelli programme where I am working towards my final level.

I have completed training with Horse Course and qualified as a Facilitator and more recently with Horsehaven UK as a Equine Facilitator Practitioner

I enjoy assisting people to achieve their goals and dreams and helping them build steps to the future.

I am a people person with a love of animals and totally passionate about the work I do.

Come and see us soon to share the love x

Lucy

My name is Lucy

I am the leader of the herd and the biggest!!

I am a thoroughbred mare and like people to know how well-bred I am.

I have had 1 foal in my younger days and enjoy looking after the younger herd members but only if they are doing as they are told!! – I am not very tolerant to people telling me what to do

I am very experienced with natural horsemanship having spent many years living at the Parelli headquarters for the UK. I work very well at liberty and enjoy riding bareback and bridle less – (I am the only one in the herd who can do this well – but don’t tell Casper)

Foxy is very attached to me which is fine by me as she always does as I tell her. I don’t mind going away from her but she has a tantrum if she can’t see me.

I am semi-retired and not used very much in the therapy centre but am always on hand if needed to help my mum out.

Lucy

My name is Lucy

I am the leader of the herd and the biggest!!

I am a thoroughbred mare and like people to know how well-bred I am.

I have had 1 foal in my younger days and enjoy looking after the younger herd members but only if they are doing as they are told!! – I am not very tolerant to people telling me what to do

I am very experienced with natural horsemanship having spent many years living at the Parelli headquarters for the UK. I work very well at liberty and enjoy riding bareback and bridle less – (I am the only one in the herd who can do this well – but don’t tell Casper)

Foxy is very attached to me which is fine by me as she always does as I tell her. I don’t mind going away from her but she has a tantrum if she can’t see me.

I am semi-retired and not used very much in the therapy centre but am always on hand if needed to help my mum out.

Foxy

My name is Foxy

I came to meet my mum as a rescue having been ill treated by humans, I was very thin and abused.

The day my mum came to look at me my small world changed. I have always trusted her and I look at her as the one who put me on the straight and narrow.

I suffer with huge anxiety issues and panic if I am unsure.

Lucy is my favourite horse although I enjoy looking after Bertie. I once had a foal but it was very big and hurt my pelvis so much, I now suffer with a tilted pelvis which makes me walk funny on my back legs.

I have worked with highly active children and enjoy using my calming techniques to help them to relax.

I have followed a natural horsemanship programme like Lucy but have not been ridden very much partly due to my painful hips. I am a very quick learner so like new things to do. I am very fast and like to jump things even though I am very old now.

I like being brushed and having my mane plaited.

I am used in the therapy centre as I enjoy this work

Casper

My name is Casper

I am an American Quarter Horse

I am not used in the therapy centre as I am mums favourite boy who she rides. I am a western horse and like to think I am a bit of a cowboy.

As I am only young, I am still learning how mum wants me to behave, we go away lots together which is great fun camping at different places. I like to meet people and like people to look at how stunning and handsome I am. Mum calls me her “Golden Boy” I think that’s because of my stunning mane.

I like to be brushed and bathed and sometimes if I am lucky different people come and brush me.

One day when I am better trained, I will be able to work in the therapy centre but mum says not yet!

I suffer with my nerves a little and I am not very brave. I get easily distracted from things and mum is helping me to be better focused and relaxed in my work. I suffer with anxiety and need my world to be calm and kept to a routine.

Casper

My name is Casper

I am an American Quarter Horse

I am not used in the therapy centre as I am mums favourite boy who she rides. I am a western horse and like to think I am a bit of a cowboy.

As I am only young, I am still learning how mum wants me to behave, we go away lots together which is great fun camping at different places. I like to meet people and like people to look at how stunning and handsome I am. Mum calls me her “Golden Boy” I think that’s because of my stunning mane.

I like to be brushed and bathed and sometimes if I am lucky different people come and brush me.

One day when I am better trained, I will be able to work in the therapy centre but mum says not yet!

I suffer with my nerves a little and I am not very brave. I get easily distracted from things and mum is helping me to be better focused and relaxed in my work. I suffer with anxiety and need my world to be calm and kept to a routine.

Nina

My name is Nina

I am a cob.

I am 5 years old and came to England from Ireland.

I have had several foals in the past but now am not able to have any more.

I am the main horse used for therapy as my temperament is amazing and I am very calm and predictable.

I have had children riding me and I have enjoyed some jumping and fun rides but now I only hack out as a companion to help the other more nervous horses in my herd.

I enjoy being groomed, so being white I am often being showered before I start my work. I love to have my mane brushed and plaited and because it is so long you will often see me with a plait so I can see better.

I am not allowed lots of grass to eat as my belly gets very large and mum struggles to keep me trim, that said I enjoy carrots so please bring plenty!!!

I enjoy keeping people safe and hope that people feel safe around me. I may be big but I am not scary, I enjoy cuddles and kisses

I also work as a wedding flower horse in my spare time which I love as I like to have lots of flowers in my mane and tail and stand with brides and bridesmaids.

Some of our horses

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