Veterans

CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, LET GO

Veterans

Back to grazing

Horses are quick to react to perceived danger but where no threat exists, go ‘back to grazing’. We use the same principle focus on helping people to develop a less reactive approach to situations and how to connect with others to create and maintain better relationship.

 

It’s about life skills, coping mechanisms, decision making and creating a brighter future. Participants tell us that they feel much more hopeful and positive following their time with the horses.

 

We also offer a free 6-week online follow up on-line course for veterans to help with establishing new, constructive practices.

 

How to Attend

 

We aim to help as many people in the Armed Forces community as possible. We support service personnel and veterans of all ages, whether difficulties have arisen during time in the Armed Forces or many years later.

 

Since our 2 day Back to Grazing courses are group sessions, we prefer individuals to come via a referring body. This can be Inspire Wellbeing, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, NHS or other recognised military associations. If you are unsure, please contact June who will explain what is involved in our Back to Grazing workshops and provide you with details of the relevant organisations for referral.

 

Don’t worry – it’s easy!

Benefits (for veterans)

  • increased confidence
  • coping mechanisms
  • techniques for adjusting to new situations
  • ability to dial up assertiveness rather than aggression
  • breaking unhelpful behaviour patterns
  • focussing on strengths
  • focussing on where you are going rather than where you’ve been

Press for Horses for People Veteran Workshops

Working with such powerful yet gentle animals can be both emotional and intimidating. Unable to draw upon physical strength, clients have to develop their inner resources and engage through co-operation and partnerships with the horses.

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Corporate team building activities with horses

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