Our Purpose To help people to develop their physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual selves through interactions with horses that are facilitated by professionals.
Tory Hill Farm is situated in the heart of Limerick country side, the farm is nestled at the foot of the unspoiled wilderness of Tory Hill. The surroundings include a lake, bog-land and streams along with woods and fields. Tory Hill farm is a traditional family run farm, with horses, donkeys and ponies, suckler cows and calves as well as dogs, cats, geese, hens and ducks roaming free around the historic 300 year old farm yard.
Tory Hill Farm,
Phone: +353 86 194 7323
What are EAL and EAP?
Equine Assisted Learning is a process in which groups or individuals work with horses, an equestrian specialist and a facilitator to develop their personal awareness, problem solving skills, team-working and leadership skills amongst others.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy involves using therapeutic activities in an arena to develop emotional growth and personal development with a team consisting of horses, a licensed therapist and a horse professional, who can work together to address treatment goals.
We offer EAL & EAP in the safe, serene and attractive surroundings of our 300 year old traditional working family farm surrounded by rolling green fields grazed by horses, cattle and stone walled yards with free range hens, ducks and geese.
In EAL & EAP participants learn about themselves and others by taking part in different (non-riding) activities with the horses and then discussing thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and patterns.
Participants have the opportunity to explore new behaviours and skills through interactions with the horse. The horses act as a mirror for the persons behaviour and respond quickly to changes. The clients are working from the ground, observed by our team who will facilitate the session.
The process of all our Equine Assisted Therapies is not riding or horsemanship, in fact 100% of our workshops take place on the ground. The focus involves setting up activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills e.g. leading a horse over a pole, or through a maze.
Through enjoying these experiential activities in the beautiful surroundings of Tory Hill in Croom, Co. Limerick, an environment naturally built for emotional safety, many participants have found their time at Tory Hill to have been a life changing experience as well as being deeply enjoyable.