For Support & Wellbeing
Time for Space, Time For You
Our equine-facilitated therapeutic sessions enable individuals to have time and space to be at one with nature and find peace within themselves. Time with our ponies provides the opportunity to remember what it is to be a human “being” rather than a human “doing” and to be totally present in the moment. Equine-facilitated sessions help individuals to feel more grounded, to re-connect with their authentic selves and to consider the purpose and direction of their lives. Clients are supported to work through problematic issues or difficult stages in their lives and to have the opportunity to explore a more positive way forwards.
Working in partnership with horses has been shown to help on many different levels: Deepen personal awareness, Increase confidence and self esteem, Help develop a better understanding of emotions and how to regulate them, Help to identify and create boundaries, Transform negative core beliefs, Provide support for people recovering from the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety.
Being alongside one of our horses or ponies amongst nature provides an opportunity to stop, breathe and relax. It’s a time to become centred, just “be you” and focus on the connection with your equine partner. All work is ground-based (no riding) and no previous experience of horses is necessary. Sessions take place outdoors on our 6-acre smallholding, with wonderful views and plenty of wide-open space.
For pricing information please get in touch or see our pricing guide: Pricing Guide.
Please note that we hold all relevant qualifications, insurances and licences to allow us to offer these amazing experiences with our animals. Policies are available on request. Jayne Haigh trading as Glebe Farm Holdings Ltd: Licence – AA8 252608.
These hour-long sessions can be for children, young people or adults and work best when booked as a series of a minimum of 4. Many adults access our services to understand and address stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement or dealing with other major life-changing life events.
We have worked 1 to 1 with many children and adults with a variety of needs - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Learning Difficulties, eating disorders and those who have been bereaved. We have received very positive feedback on the impact of our programmes from many of our clients who have felt that their experiences here have supported their wellbeing.
"My son has been coming to Goxhill for a while now. He has Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The equine-assisted learning and therapy sessions have been brilliant for his mental health and wellbeing. They are tailored to Ben’s needs and he doesn’t even know he is getting 'therapy' as he’s enjoying his time there so much."
"He is so much calmer on the farm around the animals now that he has realised that the animals will only interact with him if he relaxes and is patient. This has impacted his behaviour around his peers at school very well. Jayne is so understanding, patient and accommodating. We are so grateful we found her and Goxhill Meadows."
Sally - Parent
"Living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis can be a difficult time for patients and families. As part of the Living with and Beyond Cancer health and wellbeing programme we are working with Jayne at Goxhill Meadows to provide equine-assisted therapy which helps enhance physical and emotional healing after cancer treatment. Equine-assisted therapy helps patients re-gain and improve self-esteem, self-awareness and confidence after cancer treatment. Patients who have accessed this service report improvement physically and emotionally, a sense of self-worth and improved confidence. For some patients the 4 sessions have changed their lives dramatically - emotionally, physically and mentally."
"Patients who struggle to discuss how they’re feeling often find equine-assisted therapy useful as they’re able to express their emotions and feelings through the horse. Patients can often develop a strong bond and a level of closeness with the horse, and experience affection, acceptance and mutual respect. Equine-assisted therapy doesn’t just result in psychological benefits - it has physical benefits too. This work can help to calm the symptoms of conditions such as anxiety and stress and help emotionally and psychologically. Interacting with animals has many proven health benefits for cancer patients: it provides companionship, comfort and a strong sense of wellbeing."
Claire Walker - Macmillan associate practitioner, Living with and Beyond Cancer team
"This experience has been life-changing for me. I learnt so much about myself being present with the horses and paying attention to their movements and body language. The horses helped me stay grounded and to be more in the moment. I haven’t smiled that much in what seems like a very long time." - Kate – Aged 51
"I loved the sessions. I feel like I have found myself again. I’m more confident and positive." - Kelly – aged 39
"We are a voluntary charity supporting families in Hull and East Yorkshire whose children are facing autism and mental health challenges. One of our highlights of 2021 was meeting Jayne and her amazing animals at Goxhill Meadows. It is such an experience; so therapeutic. Many of our familie's following our family group sessions, have booked 1 to 1 therapeutic sessions and now regularly attend - it is making such a difference to their lives."
Gill Jagger and Nicola Robinson, Trustees - Aim Higher Charity
"Our daughter has long-standing difficulties with anxiety and depression linked to autism and in the past has found it difficult to form a working relationship with traditional therapists. She successfully accessed equine therapy sessions at Goxhill. The combination of Jayne’s skills, the animals and the wonderful surroundings have helped her grow in confidence and develop strategies to manage anxiety."
"It has been great to go back and book-in with Jayne and her extended family of animals for ‘top-up’ sessions. Knowing that we are always welcome has been a boost for all the family. The beautiful setting, peaceful and positive environment provides a haven for the heart and soul."
T.G. - Parent
"I felt very at home at Goxhill. It felt fantastic to roam free - emotionally and physically. It is a place where I could connect with the animals and people. I felt very special and as if I had known Jayne and Paul my whole life. Jayne gave me the time to talk and be myself. We weren’t rushed and I felt happy and content especially with Connie the pony. Taking the goats for a walk was fun."
"Being outdoors made me feel relaxed. After the traumatic year which our family could never have expected I enjoyed that we could forget the troubles of the past year and of the outside world. I loved that the farm felt in its own world and nothing existed beyond the ancient church and neighbouring farm fields."
"I loved that my mum and other adult family members were also content and relaxed not just us children. Thank you so much Jayne and Paul, I will never forget this experience and will be returning soon."
Request an Experience
All of our experiences must be booked and paid for in advance. Numbers and time slots are strictly limited so we advise you to book as far in advance as you can. For further information or to book please email Jayne at email@example.com, or fill in the form below.