We are an Equine Assisted Learning Centre with a difference. A Community Interest Company (not for profit) based near Long Crendon, on the borders of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The CIC is run by Volunteers and has been running for over 10 years. All our staff running the SEN sessions are DBS checked, all are trained in safeguarding for children, First Aid, as well as qualifications in Horse Therapy/Horse care and we continue our training for all staff throughout the year.
We are proud of our 5* rating achieved from Aylesbury Vale Licensing in February 2019 and becoming approved for the South Oxfordshire Educational alternative provision directory as an alternative education provider.
Special Educational Needs
Our Special Educational Needs has taken on a new lease of life offering more than just riding. Sensory and connection work form part of each session, working with the child or adult at their own pace and ability.
Each lesson is specific to the individual, non rider or rider alike. We have introduced more core work and co-ordination for the SEN’s using both pony and other aids, basketball work, visual aids, etc. Our aim is to continually add to and review all our work we do with the SEN sessions.
We also specialise in ground-based and riding activities for children, young people and adults with learning, behavioural and physical difficulties, such as autistic spectrum disorders, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, low confidence, selective mutism, attachment disorders, Down’s syndrome and epilepsy.
We also help; troubled youth, stress relief symptoms, depression, anxiety, infantile seizures, intrauterine stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, sensory integration dysfunction, shaken baby syndrome, angel man syndrome and sensory damage.
The objectives of Horsewyse CIC remain the same today as they did when it was founded in 2009. We are still able to carry out the work the original directors intended when they set up Horsewyse: to provide activities which benefit the community, to provide equine facilitated learning, to provide activities for children and adults with emotional, social, or behavioural difficulties, and more.
Pony Day Experience
We also run activity days/children’s clubs during term holidays - check out our Pony Day experience page here.
Please take a look at the sections below and follow the links to pages that describe Horsewyse and it's projects, and how you can support us.