LEAP has a herd of 12 horses, With such a large family of horses it would be impossible to include them all in this section and it would be right to say not all of them work with us on EAP, but they are all together the most important element of LEAP, without them none of this would be possible.
Each individual horse has his or her own story, from different backgrounds and different families, very similar really to the different people that come to us for our programmes.
Connie our lead mare has the ability to help teams realise their potential, with fast thinking action and a high demand for clear communication, with this, Connie reacts with precision and enthusiasm.
For those people that have experienced trauma, Amelia a small dapple grey mare who was struck by lightning, often offers a chance of mutual healing.
For young people we have brothers called Macca and Fred, two really large Irish Cobbs that teach us so much about how families communicate and how they can support each other.
The importance of a mixed herd is paramount to the success of LEAP, as is the environment they live in.
LEAP is not a riding school, or a livery yard, these environments aren't conducive to our work. We are a private therapeutic centre; our herd are looked after by a team of workers and helpers.