Follyfoot uses the healing power of horses to support people who have been diagnosed with and are being, or have been, treated for cancer. We provide a nurturing, safe, yet challenging environment to facilitate a positive change in our clients. We don’t focus on ‘fixing’ the problem, but to empower you to overcome fears and life challenges.

This lays the foundation for you to fulfil your personal potential. As well as raising self-esteem and confidence, it helps you and your family come to terms with your situation and learn how to adapt.

How can a cancer retreat day help me?

Follyfoot Cancer Retreats help you:

  • Build or re-build trust
  • Use mindfulness to be in the present moment
  • Take back control lost during diagnosis and treatment
  • Explore your recovery
  • Measure and improve your wellbeing.
What happens on a retreat day?

Our sessions are held in groups of up to ten people.  The session is run by Follyfoot’s owner, Sophie Morris who is a specialist in therapeutic horsemanship, together with a qualified therapist.  Your day runs from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments and a snack are available, but bring your own lunch.

The retreat includes:

  • an introduction to the herd
  • mindfulness and meditation exercises
  • getting ‘up close’ to a horse
  • relaxing and fun activities with the horse,
  • learning ‘horse’ language and building a lasting bond.
How do I book?

You can book by phoning us on 07828 705499 or by contacting us.

If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know when you book.

Sessions can be booked by an organisation or an individual and cost £150 per person.

Subsidies may be available.

This information is available in pdf format here Cancer retreats information