A Devon-based, family business which has evolved from the nationally renown Collytown Shetland Stud. Mother and daughter, Alyson and Chamaine Blamey share a lifetime passion for miniature Shetland ponies, which Chamaine is now taking to a new level, by sharing their charm and therapeutic benefits with others.
Offering unique experiences with gentle, affectionate miniature ponies that actually travel out and go inside settings or Residential/Care Homes (even visiting individual bedrooms!) spreading love and happiness to all they meet. Alternatively visit them at the beautiful and tranquil therapy centre for a more personal Equine Assisted Therapy experience surrounded by stunning countryside ~ take some time to enjoy the peace & serenity while interacting with the wonderful ponies that are making such a positive difference to so many lives.
Animals, especially horses are known to offer major therapeutic benefits to people of all ages but especially for those with poor mobility, co-ordination, partially sighted or who suffer from depression, anxiety or have learning difficulties.
Horses being intuitive animals are able to read and respond to the emotions of the people around them.
Non confrontational by nature, our ponies have very kind & gentle temperaments making them ideal for older people or those with autism or challenging behaviour.
We are delighted to be able to bring them to the people that need them most. This can be to a pre-school, school or other educational setting, organisations that work with the mentally or physically disabled and to care settings (hospitals, nursing homes etc). The ponies have arrive in style in their own horsebox. They are fitted with specially designed tabards, with integral ‘oops a daisy bags’, so you need not worry about any “little presents” being left as a memento of our visit!
As Qualified Equine Assisted Therapists & Certified Advanced Equine Facilitated Practitioners we also offer Equine Therapy Sessions from our Centre – a recognised & growing form of therapy which offers a broad spectrum of benefits especially beneficial for people suffering from depression or trauma.
We also love to have groups visit us on the farm for Easter Egg Hunts, or educational visits, look out for us as country fairs and trade events.
We love visiting to nurseries and schools. Children can stroke, groom and walk the ponies
Whether sick or elderly, our ponies love to bring their special kind of therapy