It is so easy to loose sight of who we are, what we want and why horses have the answer .They are why we started this journey in the first place.
We get bogged down with the oppressive and smothering regimental lives we have
The need for peoples acceptance and positive opinions
This apparently confirms success and reassurance.
When what we need to do is look closer to ourselves.
Success is in the modern world normally determined by profit , greed and possession . The more we are consumed by materialistic values .The further away we are drifting from the most important opinion of them all !
Our own opinion , how can we love and support others when we are unable to see past .
The best car , the best suit , the best Theatre seats ,The prom dress ,The designer lables.
Maybe a little heavy but consider are we governed by profit not people ?
Is that what we want ?
The more we worry ,the more we work ,the less time we have for the reason we work .The less time we have for our families and the more distanced we become from the reasons why we even work in the forst place. We pay for others to care and supervise our family members, justiying this by our current financial pressures .
We are so blinded by myth that respect comes from our we miss the people we strive for respect and approval from .
We are witnessing this in every aspect of modern life .Those that are Entreprenures see the marketing opportunities avaliable by offering the quick fix , fastr track method ,take out lifestyle.
We all have experienced the easy and more expensive method but if money buys the best how do we know because we have no incination what that be.
A close friend used to design ,build and supply guitars to the music industries greatest musicians .
We were talking the other day about this topic and My explanation to him was "Imaginebuilding a guitar out othe finest materials from the best suppliers ,hand cvrafting it with care and then selling it to someone that casnt play and has no intention of learning . Will the sound it makes reflect the care and attention to detail that was put into its building.
Sadly I wish not to cause concern but would a a cheep alternative not have sufficed leaving the remaining money to attend lessons and learn to play .
Which of the two would be more beneficial the time spent understanding or the money spent because its the best.
The communication skills and signs we learn with horses are like the individual notes and chord sequences.The constant drilling and reapeating of each key change after time becomes smooth and effortless.
Only once every change has been learned with the same care ,time and practice from one to the other .
Then the reward is the guitar that without the training would be no more than fire wood
impotance and hesthe blind love of the money that s all we eventually will have left.
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We feel commited to encourage riders and owners wether responsible for
We let our horses do the teaching and give our members the time and freedom to develop an awareness of the world through the horses eyes .
From this awareness becomes a confidence and desire to that with guidance can opens the locks to many doors in the minds of us all.
The ability to communicate without needing words is only achieved when we listen to our own instinct.
Our focus is on enlightenment and confidence not profit.
The horses we have are family not tools.
We do it all !! We can hack ,jump,we can Dressage ,confidence build ,come to Birthday party, "Visit nan in that massive big house", Help raise money raise money for better chances and commiunication for all.
It may be.... first time buyers to undertake the challenge of finding the perfect horse. tuition in the ability to care for and work with their horse, Tacking up and tacking for your lessons.
Becoming a partner not a passenger
Ensuring that our instructors are on the Accredited Proffessional Coach register .This requires a commitment to your learning by our own learning.This to include DBS,safeguarding and First aid compulsory updatess.
Shared Learning outcomes, and support whilst you the rider progress.We offer a wide range of ongoing support, social engagements, clinics and workshops, veterinary talks, even holidays for our equine partnerships. We are aware of the importance of ongoing support and sound advice. Our stable aims and strives to provide a non judgemental, confidential base for all that enter our gates.
We have a strong affiliation with the British Horse Society and their connections to welfare, access, rights of way, education and riding road safety.
We are happy to work with other organisations to provide riding opportunities thus allowing us to offer the stable as a location for clients with emotional and limited physical disabilities.
We will however be honest and refer clients that require a higher level of support back to the RDA
Working with You:
- Career planning
- Raising owner awareness
To make the dream a reality!
To prove that the trust of a Horse can be accessible to all that earn it .No boundaries only those we set for ourselves
Our aim is to enhance lives, self esteem and support individual's whilst they learn about the animals they came here for . We are a place where you can gather your thoughts !
Have some time !!
Chat with friends ,meet new ones !!
We are disorganised ,hair brained and Human !!
We understand confidence issues ,We appreciate how life changes can knock confidence,
How a comment might change your life !!
We only are here because horses heal us too !!!
Horses choose us ! They are non judgemental ,liberating, empowering and unique,
The magical attraction that they have to us is a wonder!
We are passionate about sharing what our horses give to all and aim to share this with others.
We offer the opportunityfor those wishing to get back into riding and Happy Hackers club for those of us that just want a quiet life.
Other Members of our team, all of which are admin on site, offer a range of talents,we offer confidence building, sports physiotherapy referrals and the opportunity to have an assessment onsite. Contact us directly to discuss your needs.
What's it all about...
Our aim is to give time , Listen to each learner, Not be governed by the clock . To be versatile to adapt and to be honest about our limitations.
We have ongoing training sessions and not pretend to know to seek advice from our mentors in autism and challenging behaviour ,to look at our own communication skills .
We are also proud to Show off our Autism Friendly award for our work one to one with the spectrum and results that have gained us our reputation.
We are not affiliated to RDA as we are specialised by our care qualifications .We are honest enough to refer clients to better equipped RDA centres if we feel it is of benefit to the student.
We would like to imagine that this would be the case with all stables.
As we are recognised for our experience with certain complex conditions we intend to focus on doing these well ,that training is only the start of understanding and is not learned in enough detail in a couple of hours.
Is Location important ? Ask yourself ?
How do you relax ?
Where and in what environment do you feel whole
Firhill Stables is situated in the Village of Nanstallon just on the outskirts of Bodmin, The House is set in 5 acres of the most beautiful Cornish countryside. Firhill is a Victorian cottage that we are lucky enough to call home, It has played a significant role in the history of the area .
Supporting Casualties of the first world war when sent home from the front line for respite and then later as a halfway house for patients recovering from Mental Health Issues before moving back into society.
Firhill is its own therapy just the space to breath to sit ,to think .
We are always reminded how everything at Firhill creates its own unique feel .
Firhill consists of a 25 x 60 outdoor sand ménage, with stabling for up to 12 horses.
We have a furry fleet that are used to outreach nursing homes , day centres and hospitals
Cracker our therapy pony also attends birthday celebrations, music festivals and open days
All weather covered Dutch Barn
- Stable management tuition
- Pony time
- Practical sessions
- Therapeutic hands on sessions
- To see all that come through the gates of Firhill achieve their goals !
- To explore full potential and gain understanding,
- To feel valued
- To not be on the meter
- To be safe but not smothering
- To give the wings but only guide how to fly
We are always looking for enthusiastic people to get involved at the stable. We also need escorts for ponies when we visit nursing homes, centres and schools and side walkers for our less able bodied clients during lessons. If you are interested in learning more about riding and stable management or just enjoy seeing the pleasures that horses bring to all, please contact us.
Make learning fun, make it relevant, make it achievable .
Listen to your pupils, be approachable, be a good listener.
Our goal is not to show you how we do it, but teach you to do it yourself.
To reassure that you are capable of achieving your individual learning outcome not by humiliation but re-enforcement .
You have the talent to do it yourself.
A good teacher does not show how its done but shows how you do it !!!