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Keysoe Cuddle Equine Therapy Centre

Who We Are

Established in 2021, the Keysoe Cuddle Therapy Centre is situated within Keysoe International, tucked away in the rural outskirts of North Bedfordshire. Home to 10 beautiful ponies – ranging in height, age and colour – all of our miniatures are fully trained animal-assisted therapy ponies, able to offer a kind and gentle approach to adults and children alike.

Our mission is to empower, support and encourage those that need it through the special therapeutic power of animal assisted therapy.

What We Do

Established in 2021, the Keysoe Cuddle Therapy Centre is home to 10 beautiful ponies – ranging in height, age and colour – all of which are fully trained animal-assisted therapy ponies, able to offer a kind and gentle approach to adults and children alike.

Open for pre-booked visits, meet-and-greets, group sessions, one-to-ones and on-site visits, our team of therapy ponies and their handlers are available to travel around the UK for easy, stress-free visits.

What is Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted equine therapy is a well-established therapeutic practice, which can be traced back to the Ancient Greek times. The gentle and calm nature of horses, allow them to be ideal partners to help children and adults better deal with mental, emotional and even physical health issues.

Scientific research has shown that there are many physical, psychological and emotional conditions that can benefit from animal-assisted therapy, such as ADHD, Austism, PTSD, Depression, Dementia and Chronic pain. Horses are extremely receptive and responsive to a person’s body language, emotion and energy, which makes for a beautiful therapeutic bond, with absolutely no pressure or judgement attached.

How does it help?

There are many ways in which it can benefit people, including:

Reducing stress and anxiety
Improving self esteem, confidence and trust
Encouraging communication and sharing
Improving mental and physical well-being
Providing a tangible connection to animals and nature
Managing emotions
Encouraging empathy
Encouraging the building of relationships
Bringing happiness and a smile!

Who’s it for?

Pony Therapy can benefit everyone but is particularly valuable for:

People with a mental or physical disability
People on the autistic spectrum
Young people
Elderly people, especially those with dementia
Veterans
Recovering addicts
People with PTSD
People who have suffered abuse
Adults and children with illnesses

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  • £10
  • Could pay for a 1-to-1 visit for a child with special needs.

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  • £50
  • Could pay for hey bedding for our Cuddle Ponies for a week.

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