01844 202966 info@horsewyse.org.uk


Riding School and Equine Learning Centre       01844 202966

Horsewyse CIC

About Us

Horsewyse is an equine riding and learning centre with a difference, we are a not -for-profit community interest company which was established in 2009. We are located in Long Crendon on a large farm on the Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire border. Our Facilities include an floodlit indoor school, horsewalker, stables and 30 acres of grass paddocks. We have a riding school licence from Aylesbury Vale and provide public and employers’ liability insurance. We also provide DIY, part and full livery.

We provide lessons and hacking for all ability of rider but our main focus is the provision of equine facilitated learning activities for children, young people and adults with learning, behavioural and physical difficulties. We have experience of working with a wide range of conditions, but are keen to extend our services to all who may benefit. We would love to hear from you to discuss your specific needs.

Conditions that we have experience of include: autistic spectrum disorders (from severe autism to high-functioning), reactive attachment disorder, detachment disorder, addiction in the family, self-harm; low confidence, family abuse, William’s syndrome, emotional, behavioural and social (EBSD) difficulties, epilepsy, multiple and complex learning difficulties, Down’s syndrome, and selective mutism.

Individual and Group work

We work with individuals, siblings and family groups as well as school (or other organisation) groups. Schools that we work with include: The Vale Federation (Booker Park, Harding House, Stocklake Park), Chilworth House, The MacIntyre School, the Epilepsy Society, Aylesbury Vale and Wycombe Pupil Referral Units, Iffley Mead School, the Henry Box School.

 The Horsewyse team and approach

The Horsewyse team have developed a range of activities that draw on some of the principles EAGALA, UKCC and their personal experience and beliefs. Our approach is always to understand the individual needs and to adapt activities to suit capabilities and objectives. We remain flexible at all times – the activities are tailored and revised according to each client and how they respond.

Funding comes from sessional charges, grants and fundraising events, and from revenue generated from riding lessons, horse hire and Children’s Clubs. The principles of EFL run through all our activities and are reflected in way we teach riding.

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