LEE VALANTINE

Equines have been a huge part of my life for almost 40 years and I understand how they read and respond to their surroundings and the humans in their lives. Their response can provide children and young people with visual familiarity to how other relationships and dynamics in their lives could happen.


Our visitors have the chance to work through issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment. When the response they receive from their equine partner is not the one they expect or want they have the opportunity to change their own actions to have the equine respond differently with immediate feedback.  They can see for themselves real change within the moment. 


Children and young people are therefore given the opportunity to explore to be themselves and build relationships on an equal footing.


I want to be able to share my knowledge and experience of communicating with equines and using the outdoor environment to improve learning, health and wellbeing of children across Lanarkshire by providing a service which will allow them to improve:​​​​​​​

  • Social and emotional skillls
  • Ability to self correct and regulate
  • Self Advocacy
  • Open a pathway to learning