Equus Solutions

At The Old Vicarage/Equus Solutions we have 35 acres of pasture and excellent facilities for horse and rider training to improve both physical and mental health. Locally there are many miles of rural bridal ways, country riding/driving, coastal and beach riding which offers swimming for you and your horse. There are numerous specialised holidays and activities such as family bonding holidays, team building days, adventure holidays and short breaks, romantic weekends or just enjoy the Cornish countryside and coastline on horseback.

Located in St Hilary, near Penzance in Cornwall, Equus Solutions’ current facilities include:

A large stable barn
2 x equine activity arenas (1 indoor arena and 1 outdoor)
A community area with forest garden
Horticultural area
Woodland walks and spring flower areas
A sensory garden and wild flower meadows
2 x poly tunnels. 1 housing butterflies and moths
An orchard and ponds
We have 23 horses and ponies for use in equine activities, all are well trained, handled, and used to working with children and young people

With recent assistance from the Leader Programme and private match funding, new building works are currently under construction to expand and improve our facilities which will incorporate:

An indoor equine activities arena
Office and reception
An observation terrace
Craft workshop
Additional toilet, welfare and shower facilities
Café and working kitchen
An indoor classroom and meeting room

Equus Solutions CIC also delivers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), an emerging field of psychotherapy which uses interaction with horses as part of a treatment to facilitate emotional growth and learning. The treatment method uses a team approach, encompassing a collaboration between the client and a skilled and qualified therapist, a horse professional and the horses. EAP is experiential in nature, and participants learn about themselves by taking part in activities with horses and then processing their feelings, behaviours and patterns. It is entirely ground-based with no ridden element.

Our services include:

Therapy for individuals (from age 5), groups or family relationship sessions
Programmes of therapeutic equine activities for those on the autistic spectrum or who have physical or learning disabilities

Equus Solutions CIC has current and recent experience of working with the following groups:

Children, young people and adults with mental health issues
Children, young people and adults with a range of earning disabilities (including autism)
Women and families who have experienced domestic violence and abuse
School and college students with behavioural issues, anxiety and lack of motivation
Young people in care and post adoption
Victims of crime
Alcohol and substance misuse
Individuals and families suffering multiple areas of deprivation

Location:

Equus Solutions
The Old Vicarage
Churchtown
St Hilary
Penzance
TR20 9DQ

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