Here at Small Strides we offer a range of programs, services and courses. Sessions are held on our private yard in the heart of the South Cotswolds, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our relaxed and supportive environment is the perfect space to be with the horses and at one with nature.
Person centred care is what we focus on here so the activities offered will be suited to the individual needs and abilities of the client, but also encouraging choices and responsibilities.
Small Strides - Big Steps
12 Week Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
The Small Strides - Big Step’s Programme has been developed for vulnerable individuals who are struggling and finding challenges in educational settings, the community or at home. We specialize in working with children or adults on the autistic spectrum and with additional learning needs.
The program is based on therapeutic horsemanship combined with experimental learning and is designed to improve each participant’s mental and emotional wellbeing and to boost their confidence and build self-esteem. Those with poor concentration soon develop an improved focus when set different activities with the horses. Stress and anxiety can also be reduced as participants benefit from the social and emotional interactions with other individuals and also by forming a bond with their horse. Horses can also act a transitional object, to help participants overcome specific challenges in their lives.
The Small Strides – Big Steps programme is a 12 week course and has been structured to help learners progress in a range of different areas. The programme is offered both during term times and school holidays and we accommodate small groups of up to 4 learners or on a 1:1 basis.
“The difference in my daughter’s behaviour after a session with Jenny is amazing. She loves her time at Small Strides and I love watching her become totally calm and relaxed. I wish she could do it every day.”
“I have been taking my 6 year old son to small strides for the last 3 weeks.. he has autism & concentrating difficulties but has a deep love of animals especially horses... after only 3 sessions he has progressed to being able to just cope with 30 mins to now a full hour session & is absolutely loving it!.... jenny is lovely.. very professional & extremely patient & I'm over the moon with my little boys progress so far! Thanks jenny!”
Level 1 Horse Care
6 Week Educational Course
Our 6 week Horse Care course is suited for children under 14 years. Over the course of the 6 weeks students will learn the following:
Safety around Horses
Basic Horse Anatomy
Upon completion of the course all student get a certificate and rosette. Horse care courses are held with a minimum of 2 people maximum 4.
Individual Therapy Sessions
EFTMRA - Emotional Trauma Release - Energy Healing
If you’re looking for an Individual Therapy session then I can work with you to help overcome your problem. I use a combination of EFT, Matrix Re-imprinting, Energy Healing, Equine Therapy and Trauma Informed Healing. I specialise in working with relationships and helping you overcome old limiting beliefs to make the shifts needed to reach your true purpose. However, my therapies can assist with anything. I guide and support my clients every step of the way and implement various methods & techniques to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.