Please take a look at https://chuffed.org/project/raising-money-for-rosie-the-therapy-horse/ for further information and details on how to donate if you feel able to support this wonderful project. Please do not feel pressurised into donating anything at all but even small amounts will help and for specific amounts there are lovely perks such as meeting Rosie the therapy horse and joining in the celebratory BBQ at Clock Farm if we manage to successfully own her… Luckily we are well on the way to reaching the target of £1,600 but then there is always the cost of her food and upkeep to pay for too.
To provide some background to what we do “We have a particular focus on creating an environment where we can work with people to break down their internalised barriers and therefore strengthen them to be able to participate in the community.
On an emotional level; being around and working with horses gives people a chance to experience acceptance, approval and affection. Partnership between horse and handler provides a rich environment for personal development on a physical, mental and emotional level. It is powerful, profound and offers something to the most isolated and hard to reach among us. Negotiating the boundaries of a relationship with a horse can provide new insights into ways of approaching the aspects of life that are challenging or intimidating.
From a physical perspective, we have a specific focus on improving body awareness, balance and mobility. Rosie allows us to facilitate a ridden sensory experience which offers an opportunity for release and has great benefits in terms of developing motor proficiency”.
We all absolutely love and cherish the work of Brunswick Nursery along with their social club http://www.brunswickyork.org.uk/social.php. and have supported them for many years. One of the recent social club initiatives are the weekly horse sessions held at Clock Farm, Elvington where I also volunteer. We are delighted to have raised money via crowdfunding to buy Rosie the Therapy Horse who has been on loan to us for the past nine months. We are now seeking funds to pay for all those little extras. During that time Rosie has had extensive training and has become an integral part of the team. Her weight carrying abilities combined with her gentle nature make her our perfect therapy horse. She brings so much pleasure to so many people.
Thank you for your support.