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Awareness with Horses... WHAT’S in a name?



Quite a lot actually, which is why we have decided on a name change to more accurately reflect the nature of our social enterprise. We are changing our name from Adventures with Horses to Awareness with Horses.

Awareness with Horses describes what we do much better, we facilitate groups and one to one sessions in learning and growth through the naturally occurring therapeutic and transformative opportunities horses can provide, in order to create self awareness and well-being, and develop potential and skills which transfer forwards into peoples everyday lives.

Adventures with Horses was born rather quickly in June 2014 - I wasn't really planning to start quite so soon but I was given the opportunity of renting 9 beautiful acres and some lovely old farm buildings on Dartmoor just above Holne near Ashburton - on hindsight Awareness with Horses would have always been a much better name."

Equine facilitated or assisted learning and therapy is still a relatively new intervention. It involves participants working with the horses on the ground but with no riding, we have found a major drawback of the name “Adventures with Horses” was that it created a misconception that what we did was some kind of of horse riding adventure or training horses in "Natural Horsemanship".

We don’t do anything like that. Obviously, to run a business like this we need to be very experienced and knowledgeable about horses, but our clients do not. We work as facilitators, coaches and counsellors and our clients – who include people of all ages - learn experientially and experimentally from the horses, which act as the guides and teachers.

Our website will still be here for a while, but by the end of May 2019 a new website will be born www.awarenesswithhorses.co.uk

 

If you think you may have the right premises and you would like us as a tenant please do contact Sue Blagburn 07831 865259 or email adventureswithhorses@btconnect.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are looking for pastures new...”

 

Awareness with Horses is looking for new premises

 

As part of our growth we are also now looking for new premises. It is so beautiful here but after nearly 5 years we are facing the reality that sadly we are presently compromising ourselves by being too far out in the sticks, unaccessible to potential clients, including those who need our services most. Hence we are looking to find new premises broadly about 10 mins drive off the A38, between Exeter and Ivybridge. About half an hours drive from Exeter, Torbay and/or Totnes. For example Ashburton, Bovey Tracy, Buckfastleigh, Chudleigh, Haldon Forest, Haytor, Ivybridge, South Brent.


We are looking for a minimum of 5 acres of grazing, with some stables, buildings or barns, or a green field with potential planning permission to design our own equine assisted learning & therapy facility. We have just 4 horses, we would like to move from the end of May.


We want to rent (with a professional tenancy agreement), and we are open to various options:
• A private stable yard • Sharing a yard with another compatible equestrian enterprise • Sharing with an innovative farming enterprise or care farm which would welcome the addition of horses.
The way we practice is quiet and mindful. We offer facilitation, coaching and counselling - for learning and growth through transformative interactions with horses, in order to develop personal potential and skills which transfer forward into our clients everyday life.

 

With our team of 4 special horses we work one-to-one, or with small groups, 3 to 4 days a week, with no more than 12 sessions a week. We work with young people and young adults who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or excluded, and to fund doing this at a low cost, we also work with adults in professional or personal development and leadership.

 

Until we find somewhere all our sessions and workshop will continue as they are at Middle Stoke Farm.

 

If you think you may have the right premises and you would like us as a tenant please do

contact Sue Blagburn 07831 865259 or email adventureswithhorses@btconnect.com





 
 

 

 

 


 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
       
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