Reins to Recovery is a ten week equine therapy programme run in Barnsley. Over the ten weeks participants, who are in the early stages of recovery, carry out a variety of tasks with horses. These tasks are specifically designed to help boost participants’ self-esteem, communication skills and build confidence.
Working with horses is a challenge in itself. Participants are not only responsible for their own actions and care, but also that of the horse. This helps develop:
- communication skills
- leadership skills
- teamwork skills
The programme is specifically designed to provide a number of benefits to participants. These include:
- increased confidence
- increased well-being
- decreased anxiety
- reduced likelihood of relapse
- motivate participants to further their recovery
Who are our partners?
Reins to Recovery is funded by Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) and the Fitness and Innovation Team (Phoenix Futures)