About Rainbow Horses
Rainbow Horses is a Community Interest Company and is run by a team of Directors. The curriculum is based around the horse; for example we explore history through how the horse has assisted humans through farming and wars, geography can be covered by learning about the different environments each of our native British horses have come from and we weigh and measure the horses regularly to plot their weights on graphs for some of our numeracy.
Sue Coombes is the Lead Facilitator. Sue has a degree in agricultural science and a teaching qualification and qualified as a counsellor. She said " I had my own pony as a teenager and worked at local riding stables. I volunteered supporting struggling families with children under-fives, and worked with elderly people as a volunteer co-ordinator based at a day centre. Then worked with children with autism as a support worker and then teacher for 13 years. I've done the EAQ Facilitator Training and trained to use the 'Horse Boy' method too."
specialist alternative education with a theapeutic emphasis
children and young people on the autism spectrum
those excluded or at risk of exclusion from school
therapeutic sessions for the whole family
Rainbow Horses is an EAQ Approved Centre and as such is able to offer nationally-recognised qualifications from OCNLR in a range of subjects including employability, animal care and horticulture.
Testimonials: “He literally cannot function without his time with you and your horses."
“Sue built up a relationship of trust with him and it became the only place he would leave the house to go. Without Rainbow Horses he would never have recovered, he's now happy, well and back out in the world."
"Thank you really doesn't cover it... how can you thank someone who is literally bringing your son back to life? Words fail me. Anyhow, will say it anyway... Thank you. Friday can't come soon enough."