Equine Assisted Services


Our vision is to create a sense of sanctuary for people through our Equine Assisted Services within our sanctuary for rescued horses and ponies.

Our offer

We provide human-equine interaction through equine assisted learning and equine assisted activities with our rescued horses and ponies to children, young people and adults in our community.

We are a fully inclusive organisation offering both a person-centred and equine-centred approach.

As an equine welfare charity, our horses’ and ponies’ needs are paramount. Our horses and ponies are equal partners in our team. You can find out more about our extensive equine welfare standards here.

Why horses and ponies?

We believe that horses and ponies, as sentient beings and close companions of humans over the centuries, have a value and a purpose.

Horses and ponies are prey animals that have a natural flight instinct, which means they are always in the present moment. They provide us with constant feedback on how we are, which we can reflect upon for our self-discovery and own learning moving forward.

We love seeing the difference horses and ponies make in people’s lives and the difference people make in their lives.

Our facilities

We work with our rescued horses and ponies at our beautiful 80-acre Coombe Park Equestrian and Education Centre near Totnes.  We have both indoor and outdoor arenas at the heart of our working yard, as well as indoor and outdoor classrooms.

Equine assisted learning session