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Hush Farm's reviews and testimonials from corporate clients and individuals from Devon, the South West and throughout the UK. Hush Farms in East Devon reviews and testimonials.

Testimonials

We can talk about Hush Farms all day long, but we’re sure you’d like to know what previous visitors think of our courses:

"I never expected the day to be so much fun. I feel really confident now to put the training into practice." 
~ JH, Devon, Training Course

"Jon was an absolutely first class trainer - someone who the guys related to very well."
~ DU, Dorset, Training Course

"…all my thanks for the most fascinating and insightful two days with such a wonderful collection of very special people and very special horses [...] Thank you, thank you.” 
~ KL, Somerset, Personal Course

"...thank you to you all for a fabulous day and such warm welcome [...] As for improvements, I can’t see how you could, it was a perfect day and your hospitality and organisation would be very hard to improve."
~ AR, RBL, Personal Course

"You have given me much to think about and for the first time in ages..."
~ CG, Devon, Corporate Course

"A quick email to thank you personally for what you did yesterday. I’m not one for exaggeration; this morning I felt like a shadow had been lifted from me."
~ JS, Devon, Corporate Course

From People on our Personal Courses
I had never seen myself as a "Horsie” type person – that soon changed! …there was always something to do, it never felt pressured and at no time did I feel I was being forced to do anything, there was good choice and support, and the whole group seemed to move towards the things that interested them.
~ CP, Somerset – via Combat Stress

...it's helped to show me that I need to find a way forward with work that is more outside based, rather than office based (which never for me works out). My background is ex Army with PTSD and Depression and all in all I think the day has shown me that I would like to return in the future , spend more time with the Horses – Tina is amazing and her experience makes you just want to spend more time with the animals. 
~ CP, Somerset – via Combat Stress

I too would like to send all my thanks for the most fascinating and insightful two days with such a wonderful collection of very special people and and very special horses. And a huge thanks to Pen for providing the most heavenly, tranquil idyll and scrummy food. Thank you, 
~ Anon

They are a lovely, understanding couple with whom I feel really at home with. They care about individuals, and they go at your speed & pace, there is never any pressure.
~ Anon

Thank you very much for the taster day on Monday, we all enjoyed ourselves and I think you and Jon and the team offer a fantastic service.  
~ EG - via Combat Stress

I just wanted to say what an achievement you have allowed us/me to be a part of this w/end, I never thought I would have learnt so much, and in knowing I no longer felt alone or excluded, …..the staff at Hush farms have a really useful knowledge, and within the usage of farm life give the analogies metaphors for service PTSD, they are all so very highly respected.
~ Anon

First of all I wanted to send you a BIG THANK YOU for your hospitality and affords for the past event... We had a great day with you. The group [...] that I took with me (my clients) were full of gratitude by the end of the day. They enjoyed the activities and engagement with others. I was very glad to receive even more feedback about their wellbeing a week later when some of them reported sleeping very well after engaging with nature (green therapies) and gaining sense of connection and joy after --working with the horses (animal therapy). 
~ SB, NHS
 
Many thanks for your continued generous support and time you offer to veterans.
   It was interesting to see a couple of veterans who had been highly anxious get so much out of the day. Neither had felt able to attend a local group but were able to cope with the open air environment and gradually become more engaged in activities and other members of the group. One said it was the first time he had laughed for over a year. He intends to take up some of the activities he experienced on the day and has made arrangements to meet up with some of the veterans he met on the day.  
   From a clinical point of view, it offers an ideal opportunity to gauge their mental health and abilities in a non-clinic environment and to then build on their strengths as they work towards recovery. 
~ LW, NHS

Feedback from the joint Carers' day that we shared with my colleague from Cornwall: 

For some women it was the first time for many years that they had done something just for themselves and they found some of the activities very empowering. One said that it had helped her feel more able to express ambivalence without feeling guilty and some drew parallels between the horse behaviour and their experiences. Please convey our thanks to the whole team.
~ LW, NHS

Just received a phone call to say that one of the veterans who has been a recluse for years(!) is now, since visiting Hush Farms, going out into town on his own, and has volunteered to help with a community based organisation (repairing bicycles for anyone who needs to get out and about) and has bought a pair of wellies – and it’s all down to the horses / Tina!!!
   He’s always enjoyed being with horses and his time with them last week gave him confidence, as well as the best night’s sleep he can remember. 
~ Anon

Rob said that he'd had the best sleep he'd had in months. 
~ RP, Somerset

...thank you to you all for a fabulous day and such warm welcome.It was great for me to see the lads as a group and enjoying the banter which is so important for them, I could see the confidence growing within the group. The atmosphere and the feel to the day was a real experience for me too, as was meeting Sam & Mickey ( & of course Tina who is a delight.)
   As for improvements, I can’t see how you could, it was a perfect day & your hospitality & organisation would be very hard to improve.
   Many thanks, Penny, Jon & team.
~ AR, RBL

From Land Based Training Visitors
Jon was an absolutely first class trainer - someone who the guys related to very well.
~ DU, Dorset

It was a very good day thanks, very professional, useful and enjoyable. Cheers! 
~ AB, Devon

I now feel safe enough to start practicing on my own. 
~ DW, South Hampshire

Brilliant course. Thank you. 
~ MH, South Hampshire

I just wanted to thank you again for the training on the quad bikes last week and the Thursday before. I really appreciate your generosity towards John's lad, We were all mightily impressed by your common sense and rash ways! Thank you again.
~ RD, East Devon

Jon, I thought I would let you know that we all passed our NPCT Tractor Test with flying colours last week. Lots of practice and absolutely great training, Thanks very much. 
~ SK, National Trust, Devon

[Training for Practitioners] was great fun as well as extremely thought provoking, giving us hands on experience of how the behaviour of horses can open up conversation between therapist and client. I left feeling grateful that our work is being represented by such professionals and awed by the power of this work to change lives.
~ Anon

We both agreed that your training gave us great confidence and also alerted us to the possible risks and dangers. We were able to plan where we wanted each tree to fall, and hit the mark every time. As the wood is overcrowded, with many tall spindly trees, we had to deal with both forwards and backwards leaners and with a number of hang ups; again we felt confident about dealing with all these situations safely. Clearly we still have a lot to learn, and need more experience, but you have given us a really good basis to build on.Thank You

AB, Somerset. 


From Corporate Visitors
You have given me much to think about and for the first time in ages….. 
~ CG, Devon

It was really good to meet you, and quite a tonic... This was something I think I knew but put it to the back of my head, but you helped me to see that actually I have got to make changes. Again many thanks, you have left me with a renewed energy and enthusiasm. 
~ SR, Devon

A quick email to thank you personally for what you did yesterday. I’m not one for exaggeration; this morning I felt like a shadow had been lifted from me. 
~ JS, Devon

I just wanted to say how lovely it was to meet you and what a great help you have been. ….. I don't know when I'll be able to come to play with Sam, again, but hopefully we'll have some dry spells soon, fingers crossed! ….. what you have given me has really opened up our business idea and I'm feeling a lot more positive. 
~ RW, Dorset

I learnt more about myself in 20 minutes than I have in 51 years! 
~ SH, S. Wales