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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.

EAPD is a globally recognized, innovative, effective means of helping individuals and groups to learn, grow and develop core skills like communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

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!

testimonials

“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.”
Donncha Foley
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.”
Ann Dunne
White Gables, Moycullen, Co Galwa
‘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!’
Ger
Customer, Co Galway