Horses Connect, based in Bushypark, just outside Galway city, is the West of Ireland’s only dedicated EAPD (Equine-assisted Personal and Professional Development) Centre.
You could train to be a Therapeutic Horse-riding leader or side-walker (not for your own child) or if you have any DIY or other skills there are always little jobs to be done!
“Apart from being a great team building exercise where we were all trying something new, working with the horses was a great tool for thinking about our work and talking together about how we do things. We still refer to the exercise when analysing our work. We also learnt a lot about each other in a short time, and got some fresh air just outside the city. It was a great way to shift perspective, and I would recommend it to anyone.”
Development Manager, Galway Volunteer Centre (Volunteer Galway).
“Working with the horses was truly wonderful, bringing a lot of us out of our comfort zone, and it was interesting to see the dynamic with all our group and how we all helped each other out. … It’ s a great idea to get people out in the open, in such a different environment from their work place. We highly recommend.”
White Gables, Moycullen, Co Galway
‘We were starting to lose our daughter. She was becoming more and more distant and non-communicative. Working with her as a family through the horses gave us all an easy and non-confrontational way to talk about what was going on for all of us. And it was fun!’
Customer, Co Galway
- Mary: 0872023590