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Turn About Pegasus is now offering two pioneering acclaimed established training courses in Animal Assisted Play Therapy(R)  for Therapists, Educators, Animal Trainers and And anyone else with a strong interest in involving animals in their work


These are the only courses of its kind in the world and has been developed jointly with Dr Rise VanFleet of Pennsylvania in the US.


Animal Assisted Play Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice (UK) Level 1 dates  at Turn About Pegasus in Lowick, Northumberland. Or if you wish you can always train at our International bases in the US or Australia. 


2023 dates 


Or if you have an appropriate venue in Ireland or Europe or further afield  and are happy to host we could come to you contact us at the email below  to discuss. 






The training is designed for qualified therapists and animal trainers interested in this exciting field wishing to train and work with animals to enhance their practice.

For full details visit: www.playfulpooch.org or www.IIAAPT.org. 



Level 2 workshops Lowick 2023 DATES 1ST -4TH AUGUST with Rise Van Fleet & Tracie Faa-Thompson ( NEARLY SOLD OUT)






Not Horsing Around: Reciprocal Relationships for Daily Life & Therapy with Equines & Scentwork for Horses: A New Tool to Enrich Human-Equine Relationships Both are ideal for all those interested in horse-human relationships, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning, Equine Assisted Play Therapy®, and for Equine Behaviourists and Trainers!


 2023 UK Dates & Location: Both workshops will be held in Lowick, Northumberland UK Dates: Workshop Title: Lead Presenter: ▪ 21ST- 22ND-APRIL Not Horsing Around… Tracie Faa-Thompson ▪ lead Presenter 23-24TH APRIL  Calming signals and Scentwork for Horses… Rachaël Draaisma Full descriptions too follow Who Should Attend? This training program is designed for play therapists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, family therapists, school counselors, and other experienced mental health, medical, allied health, and educational professionals. The training is especially relevant for anyone wishing to enrich their relationships with horses and to work with them in true partnership. Equine professionals are also likely to benefit from this workshop. This workshop is appropriate for those new to horses as well as those with a wealth of experience with equines.


OR join us in Belguim DATES 31ST August to 3rd September kindly hosted by Julie Hammerlink. 


Intensive FilialTherapy Training Northumberland February 10TH -12 th 2023. MAX 6 Participants. 


If you want Filial Therapy training at a venue near you in 2023. Email tracie.faa@gmail for further enquiries and a brochure.  



Therapeutic Life Story Work Training (one day) flexible dates and will come to your venue. 28 years experience in the delivering Therapeutic Life story work to children and families.


Parents handbooks of Filial Therapy can be bought direct from here £21 Plus P&P or buy ten and get them for £20 each.



Volunteering opportunties 

  We have a team of volunteers who help to keep our centre running smoothly.

Most of our volunteer roles are the necessary behind the scenes jobs such as pasture management, etc. We appreciate volunteers who are willing to help out wherever necessary. No experience necessary - training is given.

Volunteers must be over 18 years old and be able to work unsupervised.

If you are interested please email or give us a call. The application process will require two referees and a DBS check, followed by a trial period.

Voluntary work at Turn About Pegasus  will assist people get hands on experience with horses but this is not the primary need. We also do not take on people specifically to work with clients.

We also need volunteers to help with our orchards, and to help with fundraising IT and admin.

We also gratefully welcome one off tasks for groups of volunteers  such as corporate responsiblity days– please contact us if you would like to bring a group.

 Wider opportunities 

Through animal and nature activites, participants  also learn about taking care of the countryside to maintain a sustainable environment for the animals and wildlife. We believe that horses can help us find our way as a community to fit respectfully into the natural environment, linking with conservation and wildlife.

We are also developing have a vegetable garden which many clients enjoy helping out with.

Other interests can also be incorporated, such as photography, art, wildlife, foraging for herbal health or craftwork.

For schools, we can combine horse activities with your curriculum – please ask for more details.



Wanted 1 part time worker substantially weekends and bank holidays for up to 16 hours per week. General workers with no equine experience necessary for new equine agility project. This is a physically active post.  You should have a current digger certificate or be prepared to take your certificate training and a clean driving licence. An enhanced DBS check is also required. if you are interested please contact us in the first instance for an informal discussion.