& Mental Well-being
Equus Solutions aims to give adults, children and young people opportunities to practice healthy life skills in a physically and emotionally safe environment, and to give them the confidence to take those skills back into their life.
We have excellent facilities at Equus for both the riding school and equine assisted therapies including a brand new state of the art indoor riding arena with viewing area, stables, an outdoor riding arena, showers with changing areas and
a cafe with a good choice of meals, snacks and drinks. We have excellent disabled access and facilities. We are also very pet and children friendly.
Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapies include increased self-esteem, confidence and awareness of healthy, safe personal boundaries
A successful and innovative approach to improving mental health in adults, children and young people
The interaction increases communication skills, self-discipline, responsibility. and the ability to accept and manage difficult situations
Equine Assisted Therapy has been shown to enhance teamwork and cooperation with others in the successful planning and completion of tasks
Our values include safety and respect for all, with personal growth at the core of all our work. We work with honesty and openness
We can help with anger and anxiety management, relationship building and the ability to face fears and challenges
At Equus we aim to offer a complete experience of horses, nature and relaxation together with equine assisted therapies and learning. In addition to our horses and ponies we have sensory gardens, a butterfly house, bee hives, wildlife ponds
and picnic areas.
“When communicating with others I’ve found that I’m more aware of my own defects and that it’s better to take time in responding – things aren’t what they always seem”
“The importance of risk assessment and the realisation that I can, and have in the past, lost sight of the significance of threat”
“An amazing self awareness…also how my attitudes and actions have so much effect on my life and others - A wonderfully therapeutic way to spend an afternoon”
“Self confidence, real help in exploring and recognising emotions, patience, communication. A practical awareness of self will.”
“Enhanced communication skills, the ability to listen more intently, the ability to step back and view the whole situation without making snap decisions or being judgmental”
“It was really interesting that as we worked with the horses the EAP team enabled us to interpret our actions as applicable to everyday life”
“Recognising mine and others assets and limitations and working with them rather than struggling against”
What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a highly successful treatment in which clients interact with horses as a tool for emotional growth and learning.
Ground based, with no ridden element, EAP incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing thoughts, belief systems, attitudes, patterns and emotions behind those behaviors.
In 2019 we received a grant for the project ‘St Hilary Indoor Equestrian Facility’.
Funding received from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development was used to help buy/build :
Disabled Toilet Facilities
Funding has helped us to provide a facility for the local community and has provided additional facilities offered to clients of Equus Solutions.
Equus Solutions worked with the West Cornwall Local Action Group to help deliver the Leader Funding project.