Meet the Team

Sue

Main responsibilities: Being the Boss

Areas of interest/skills: Accredited counsellor; trained arts therapist; extensive experience working with children; interest in neuroscience; celebrating individuality and neurodiversity; animal psychology   

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: All of them! But enjoys cuddles with the ferrets- Malfoy and Loki

Steph

Main responsibilities: Equine facilitated learning therapeutic support worker; horse care; learner records (trackers and registers); unofficial tech support

Areas of interest/skills: BA English; MA Museum Studies; MSc Psychology in Education, interest in animal and people relationships; how brains work and develop socially; psychology of learning; cultivation of compassion and understanding in communities

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: Equids (horses and donkeys)

Kayleigh

Main responsibilities: Equine facilitated learning therapeutic support worker; small animal care; first aider

Areas of interest/skills: BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology; interest in trauma psychology; exploring new ways animals and children can work together

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: The rats- Bing and Rascal

Emma

Main responsibilities: Equine facilitated learning therapeutic support worker; website design; uniform ordering; deputy DSL; grant application writing

Areas of interest/skills: BMus in Music; MA in Music with Music Psychology; interest in music and arts based therapies; speech and language therapy; music psychology; mutually beneficial relationships between horses and humans; experience living as an ADHD person 

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: Little Pete

Charlie

Main responsibilities: Equine facilitated learning therapeutic support worker; spending time and having fun with the learners; supporting parents

Areas of interest/skills: Horse and small animal care, understanding more about the learners; supportive services available to parents; providing specific support to parents as a parent of an ex-Rainbow Horses learner

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: George

 

 

 

Lewis

Main responsibilities: Equine facilitated learning therapeutic support worker; fire Marshall; hay deliveries 

Areas of interest: Experience of working at American summer camps on the horseback program; 2 years experience as a support worker in children's homes; interest in forming strong relationships with all of our young people; encouraging positive autistic identies; being a role model for other autistic people; experience living as an Autistic person

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: Max

Christine

Main responsibilities: Equine facilitated learning therapeutic support worker; SENCO

Areas of interest/skills: Sharing expertise after spending 25 years as a primary school teacher; spending time with individual learners; being involved with nature and the horses; being creative with learner acivities

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: The Mice

Zaffy

Main responsibilities: Equine facilitated learning therapeutic support worker; being with the learners; helping with site maintanence and projects

Areas of interest/skills: Well-being through holistic principles and therapies; delivering training about autism internationally; natural medicine

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: Ruben, Jessie (the cat), Bunnykins and Hopper 

Ruby (Saturday sessions)

Main responsibilities: Delivering saturday sessions

Areas of interest/skills: Equine Facilitated Learning through the Eponaquest model; healing potential of the horse-human bond; exploring my interest in neurodiversity and demand avoidance 

Favourite animal at Rainbow Horses: Tornado