Country Connections

Come along and try something different

Funded by LEADER, Country Connections is a project that enables children, young people, adults and families who live with disability or disadvantage in central rural areas of Warwickshire to come and enjoy time with our horses and ponies for free.

Country Connections is an Equine Facilitated Learning Project this means that we work with you and the horses and ponies together, giving you the opportunity to learn from them and experience the therapeutic benefits of working around these wonderful animals.

Being in the stables, yard and open countryside with the horses and ponies will give you an insight into how they communicate and how they react to your behaviour and voice. You can see the affect of mirroring and replicating the horse’s actions and the ways to connect with your chosen pony or horse.

Understanding more about communication can help you in all aspects of life and it can also help with your confidence.

Everyone’s experience is different at Country Connections. Working in a small group alongside our horses and ponies can help you:

  • Reflect on your thoughts and feelings
  • Learn better ways to communicate
  • Strengthen or build relationships
  • Make new friendships
  • Discover more about yourself
  • Understand behaviour
  • Gain confidence.

What to expect from a session at Country Connections

  • Meet our trained Facilitators
  • Learn how the horses mirror us as humans
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Meet the horses and ponies and walk with them
  • Groom and connect with the ponies
  • Learn what keeps the horses healthy and safe
  • Engage in free and loose rein work in our round pen with the horses
  • Complete your own journal about your experiences.

What you will need to bring along?

Wellington boots or walking boots, if don’t have any we may be able to lend you some.
Waterproof gear if it is raining. Sun cream if it’s hot.

Come along learn more about the horses and about yourself!!

Problem-solve and overcome barriers or challenges, meet new friends and most importantly...
                        have some fun!!

Country Connections has limited places so please do feel free to call us to find out whether we have spaces.

Please call: 01788 816 671 and ask for Rhianne or Ellie

or email us:


We are open to children, young people and adults of all ages and will work with individuals, small groups, youth clubs, schools and other organised groups. We can offer sessions during the school day, after school and holidays and at weekends. The only criteria is that it you must live in the catchment area defined by our funders.

Funded by LEADER

For more information about the Central Warwickshire Villages Leader Programme please click here:


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