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Welcome to Horses4Help

Therapeutic horsemanship is the bringing together of people and horses to benefit the persons mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Therapeutic horsemanship benefits a wide range of adults and children including those with behavioural challenges, mental health issues and learning difficulties.

Therapeutic horsemanship is also beneficial for anyone looking to improve confidence and self awareness.

Horses4Help is a Not For Profit Community Interest Company (CIC).

We are based in Wigtown, Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Gratefully supported by:
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Wigtown Community Shop
& Newton Stewart Round Table
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What is Therapeutic Horsemanship?


What Therapeutic Horsemanship is Not?


Why We Use Horses?


Children and Young Adults

We have devised two 8-week courses to help teenagers who are not engaging in classroom learning. These courses will allow curriculum learning in a unique, safe and fulfilling environment.

We can also taylor the above or provide our 2 week courses to suit 16-25yo to help with further education and career choice and opportunities. 


Being a carer, whether an adult or a child, can bring huge pressures and personal sacrifices.  It’s important to have "down time" to enable you to keep up your strength both physically and mentally.  Horses provide a non-judgemental ear and are excellent de-stressers

Early OnSet Dementia

Unfortunately the number of people diagnosed and living with Early OnSet Dementia is growing.  Many people dealing with this may need time out and we can offer therapeutic time with horses to manual activities like tending the allotment or enjoying some fresh air around our nature walk.

Mindfulness Sessions

What is Mindfulness and how can we link this to horses?

"I've watched previously disconnected children meet and overcome challenges, step outside their comfort zone, interact with others and become confident and motivated individuals having spent a short time with the horses - wonderful to watch!".

Attending Support Teacher

Horses4Help CIC

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