What We Do
Horseshoes and Handprints support families with children or youngsters with mental or emotional needs by helping to fund equine therapy.
Horse based therapy has been proven to be beneficial for conditions such as:
- Autism in all its forms
- Bullying / exclusion from school
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Communication problems
- Eating disorders
- Emotional and behavioural problems
- Depression, anxiety and anger
- Learning difficulties
- Plus a variety of Neurological conditions
The above list is only an example as there are many other disorders which have been helped.
Currently we help fund children living within a 25-mile radius of Ilminster. This area reaches from Tiverton in the west to Wincanton in the east, and from Sidmouth and Dorchester in the south to Watchet, Brean and Shepton Mallet in the north.
We welcome applications at any time from families who live in this area - and there is a list of centres on the contact page.