With Horses CIC is a one-stop shop for all things equine assisted. We sell training courses and educational resources that help people heal, grow, or learn with horses. Our ethos is all about doing things with horses rather than to them, and coaching others treat them as an equal and valued partner in all interactions. Founded by a qualified equine behaviourist who studied at the Natural Animal Centre to learn science-based ways of training horses, we advocate a range of ethical horsemanship methods and a gentle horse-centred approach.
As well as being a qualified equine behaviourist, our founder, Lindsey Crosbie is a board-certified equine interaction professional, a PATH International certified therapeutic riding instructor and an experienced trainer who is passionate about making careers in the equine assisted industry accessible for all. She has been training Equine Assisted practitioners since 2013. At With Horses, we provide accredited certification courses for equine assisted professionals who work on the ground or in the saddle. Our Therapeutic Riding Instructor course, accredited by UK Rural Skills, teaches candidates to use mounted exercises to improve their clients’ physical health and mental wellbeing. We’re also the only organisation in the UK to offer PATH International Mentoring, a route towards an internationally recognised therapeutic riding certification. Our Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner Course, accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Leaning equips candidates to work with horses and people for the purpose of learning, growth, and personal development, and to plan, deliver and develop high quality equine assisted learning sessions where the horses are treated as an equal and valued co-facilitator.
With Horses offers consultancy to organisations and individuals in areas including peer support, lived experience of disadvantage, equine welfare and behaviour, equine assisted careers and setting up and running EAAT services. She has provided training and consultancy to high profile organisations including Mind, The National Lottery and TACT, the UK's largest fostering and adoption charity.
At With Horses, we also offer online and onsite CPD courses for equine assisted professionals as well as for those simply wishing to find out more about the therapeutic and learning opportunities that horses can offer. We provide virtual business coaching for people making a way in the industry and careers advice for anyone just starting out in the exciting world of equine assisted services. At With Horses, we love to develop and pilot innovative new ways of working with people and horses. We have a range of tried and tested curricula that detail step by step instructions for how to set up and run each of our successful Equine Assisted Learning and Therapeutic Riding projects. These include: an Equine Assisted Social Skills Program for Children, the Alpha Mare Peer Mentoring Program for Women, the Overcoming Obstacles Therapeutic Riding Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence and the Life Hack Skills Curriculum for NEET Young People. These are available for purchase via our online shop along with templates for everything you need to set up and run a successful equine assisted business including session plans, policies, referral forms and more. We offer corporate teambuilding days as well as therapeutic residential retreats for customers from across the UK and Europe. Surrounded by moorland and forest, our centre stands in the shadow of Tinnis Hill in the beautiful Scottish borders. In addition to miles of beautiful off-road forest trails for hacking, walking or mountain-biking, we have an arena, large yard area, loose boxes and open barn stabling. There are smaller paddocks where horses visiting for physical or behavioural rehab can stay.
With Horses is a Community Interest Company. We believe that the life-changing benefits of time spent with horses should be for everyone. The profits from the sales of all our products and services are used to help rescued horses and provide training scholarships for people from backgrounds of disadvantage, opening up careers with horses for those who might never normally have the opportunity. We also provide therapeutic bursaries for survivors of trauma with a special focus on female survivors of violence or abuse and care-experienced children and young people, so that those who need it most can experience the life-changing benefits of horses and the outdoors. The profits from every purchase of our courses, curricula, coaching or consultancy products change lives.