May 2, 2020

Now, there are numerous social media posts relating our current experience of lockdown and how alike it is to horses being confined to stables – especially through winter. This has definitely crossed my mind, on multiple occasions. Finally she shouts; horse owners who...

December 5, 2019

All round the country children, and parents, are going back to school, starting new school years, new schools or their very first day. Something about September brings in a feeling of starting over, returning to the routine of life. To me it conjures images of new stat...

July 4, 2019

There are few things in life that are certain, other than death and taxes, change and challenge is one of them.  Life will always present us with obstacles in our paths, how we approach and respond to them can define the impact they have on our lives.

We can take a lot...

June 21, 2019

Our therapy herd are kept in as close to natural environment as possible.  If you want to read more about the track system, we are setting up for our horses to encourage movement, foraging, roughage consumption, physical and emotional health for our horses please see o...

June 14, 2019

Our Wellbeing workshops use the 5 Ways of Wellbeing to theme each of the sessions following the framework developed by New Economics Foundation[1].  May’s workshop was on ‘Take Notice’ and our participants used time with the therapy herd and a mindful walk to practice...

May 30, 2019

Hello Foxy fans, I’ve once again made a break for it and can put my hooves to the keys and tell you about my adventures.

The last fortnight has been an exciting one here at Spirit and Soul, one of our regular groups finished, and the transformations were amazing to see,...

May 23, 2019

Horses and connection

Loneliness. It’s a hot topic in public health and now is being measured as something that has an impact on mental and physical wellbeing.  According to The Campaign to end Loneliness “Research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to...

May 17, 2019

Hello, Foxy here, the human team in Spirit and Soul have let me loose on this blog, and this week I am talking about the Mental Health Awareness theme of ‘Body Image’. So, with the help of our human team members here are some fabulous Foxy facts, alongside what we as a...

April 11, 2019

By now I am sure you are aware that our project NEIGHbours is a finalist in the People’s Project in association with National Lottery and iTV! We have been all over social and local media asking you to vote for us.  In today’s blog post we wanted to give you a few reas...

April 4, 2019

For this years World Autism Awareness Week there has been a lot of focus on not seeing autism as a disability or difficulty but as a difference.  That those who are given the label Autism are not ‘less able’ than others, just different and accepted and celebrated for t...

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