Success Stories

Maisie’s Story

For Maisie, equine assisted activity sessions are about rebuilding confidence. Maisie has only recently begun her sessions at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary’s Coombe Park Education and Equestrian Centre, but mum, Lucy, is already noticing a difference.

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Daisy’s Story

Daisy joined our equine assisted learning programme to help with feelings of anxiety. Working alongside our equine assisted learning facilitators and our rescued horses and ponies can help to build a sense of connection for participants.

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Tilly’s Story

When Tilly joined our equine assisted learning programme her anxiety was having a serious impact on her daily life. She was unable to go to school or leave the house.

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Aura

Aura

Sadly, some rescued horses and ponies who arrive here have endured the most terrible trauma and from Aura’s behaviour we knew that she had suffered more than most.

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tinkerman

Tinkerman

We are always a friendly voice for anyone who isn’t coping with the care and welfare of their equine(s) so when Tinkerman’s owner called us, we were glad they did.

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sammy being rescued

Sammy

Sammy the Thoroughbred came to the Sanctuary when his owner reached out to us; she couldn’t provide the level of care he desperately needed.

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quest

Quest

Quest’s incredibly calm temperament made him perfect working with our education team on our Equine Assisted Learning programmes.

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buttermilk and marley

Buttermilk and Marley

Buttermilk and Marley were found on a busy industrial estate in Cornwall, both injured, emaciated and running around terrified.

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Horse snuggling up to teddy bear

Ava

Our team worked round-the-clock to make sure Ava was safe and had everything she needed, including a teddy bear for company.

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