Positive Change through Connection with Horses
Spiritus Equis – the spirit of horses – formed in 2014. The team is based near Erlestoke, Wiltshire and we offer equine assisted therapy and equine assisted growth and learning activities to help children, young people, adults and families. We also work with community groups and corporate services.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals
We work together as a small team of mental health specialists, equine specialists and of course horses. Our approach to working is strongly influenced by the EAGALA model.
The centre at Downswood is home to our therapy horses, and is set in 7 acres of beautiful, tranquil grounds with paddocks, a stable area and a small herd of curious alpacas.
There is a parking area and reception/break-out room adjacent to the sand school.
at The Stables, Downswood, Gt Cheverell, Nr Devizes, Wilts. SN10 5TW
On the B3098 between Erlestoke and Great Cheverell
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10 Year old Boy June 2018
“Being able to be with the horses, leading them around over obstacles made me feel kind of calm and relaxed and in control. Everyone was really kind and it was interesting to talk about what the horses were feeling and hearing. I really enjoyed it and loved just being with them.”
Spiritus Equis regularly hosts morning workshops to introduce ideas about how horses can help people change. The workshop is of interest to professionals from local schools, youth and family services as well as parents and individuals in the local community. For...
On Friday 3 October Spiritus Equis hosted an afternoon workshop to introduce clinicians working in addictions, to the experience of equine assisted therapeutic change. The group session was experiential and set outdoors in beautiful Wiltshire countryside. We enjoyed a...
All our team are are accredited through EAGALA
Spiritus Equis is Licensed with Wiltdhire Council – LN/000016929
Our services are delivered in line with Wiltshire LSCB policies and procedures
All of our staff are Enhanced DBS checked