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Bridget

Lead Facilitator /Centre Manager .

Likes: Good Cinema, Five Guys burgers and lazy days with her husband and kids on her days off.

Dislikes : Mud, broken fencing , and missing out .

When Bridget first had Star, the plan was for her to rehabilitate and ‘enjoy’ Star as a ridden horse, but it soon became apparent that this was not the best course of action, and so Bridget started to think about what ‘job’ Star ‘Needed’ .
Its true to say that being a horse is more than enough job for Star, she deserved the best of care and it didn't matter really if she never worked again. But something wouldn't stop buzzing in Bridget’s mind, that she could help people. Having experienced periods of depression and poor mental health herself she knew how horse therapy worked , and so the journey to help others began.

Bridget works daily at the centre managing the yard and running the majority of horsemanship sessions.

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Darren

Mindfulness Lead

Likes: Barbershop Singing , Rugby and Beer .

Dislikes : Not getting enough sleep and being too hot or too cold.

Darren has been married to Bridget since 2007 and has supported the need to get the centre off the ground from day one.

Being ex forces meant that Darren was acutely aware of how much damage can be done by not dealing with mental health issues . Having seen many people suffer with PTSD and deep seated depression issues , he now dedicates his time to working within the NHS and hopes to train as a mental health nurse.

Darren leads our mindfulness sessions and guided meditations , he also takes horsemanship sessions from time to time .

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Lexy

Likes: Hamilton the Musical , 80s music and studying interesting things .

Dislikes : Being teased .

Lexy is studying at Derby University , but in her spare time she likes to donate time to her facilitator training . She assists in sessions especially at the weekend and is always happy to help if we have a group in need of additional support.