Horse therapy offered at Ely riding stable for young victims of serious crime

Sedgeway Equestrian Centre is holidng horse therapy sessions for young victims of serious crime.

Sedgeway Equestrian Centre is holidng horse therapy sessions for young victims of serious crime. - Credit: Archant

Young people who are affected by serious crime are invited to take part in a special programme of horse therapy to help build confidence, trust and communications skills.

Sedgeway Equestrian Centre is holidng horse therapy sessions for young victims of serious crime.

Sedgeway Equestrian Centre is holidng horse therapy sessions for young victims of serious crime. - Credit: Archant

The pilot programme is delivered in a series of four sessions, lasting around an hour and a half each, at riding school Sedgeway Equestrian Centre, near Ely.

A spokesman for Embrace Child Victims of Crime, pioneering the project, said: “Do you love horses? Would you like to learn about horse care?

“Well look no further. Embrace CVOC is delighted to offer children who have been affected by serious crime the opportunity to take part in our equine assisted therapy programme this summer.

“The programme will look to provide the children with the opportunity to interact with horses within a controlled, structured, and supervised programme of actives.


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“The primary goal is to provide the young person with access to the power of horse motivation.”

It will address self esteem, personal confidence, communication, interpersonal effectiveness, trust, boundaries and limit setting and group cohesion.

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Actives include personal safety when in close proximity with horses, how to interact, body language of the horse, caring for horses, caring for equines, stable management and grooming.

There is also lesson son how to clean tack, riding, or having a sit-on whilst being led around if appropriate.

• For more information email chloe@embracecvoc.org.uk

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