KARELE is a Scottish registered charity that provides equine-assisted therapeutic care through equine-facilitated learning and equine-assisted activities. We aim to build confidence, self-esteem and ability through horsemanship skills, contact with horses and horse-riding activities.
What is equine-assisted therapy?
Equine-Assisted Therapy can be defined in two main parts:
There is a wealth of scientific research showing that working with horses has many benefits, including the ability to improve a person's social and emotional functioning.
Caring for a horse has a significant impact on both physical and mental wellbeing. Working closely with a horse can reduce blood pressure and alleviate tension and anxiety.
Equine Facilitated Learning
We take the user back to essential horsemanship-skills where they begin by learning about basic grooming and equipment. Participants are then encouraged to move their horse from the paddock with the support and guidance of a Karele team member.
Grooming and tacking up their horse is the next exciting step in their learning journey.
Learning & Safety
All learning takes place from the ground in partnership with one of our much loved horses.
Every session is tailored to meet the needs of each individual by one of our trained staff.
Back to the basics
We take the user right back to the basics of horsemanship skills.
Individuals interpret their own learning and are encouraged to reflect on the session.
Jasim works closely with Orchid during his time at Karele. Orchid and Jasim enjoy walking, grooming and learning to tack up together.
Building Confidence & Independence
Jasim confidently leads Orchid from her field with the support of a Karele team member close by.
Supporting Individual Learning
Jasim learns new skills throughout his session with Orchid. Learning to tack up and groom Orchid enables Jasim to build a strong bond with her.
Unique Sensory Experiences
Jasim loves the sensory experience of holding Orchid's mane in his hands. Each session provides a variety of new and exciting sensory experiences.
Volunteer & Donate
KARELE has offered equine-assisted therapy and learning to vulnerable people since 2015. Our charity work is funded by the kindness of our donors, volunteers and supporters.
Please support us.