Animals for us are part of what it is to be human and we can all learn so much from them about what it is to be human.
Animals can help us to inspire and motivate each other – and explore the big ideas in life.
Berry Fields Animal Assisted Education
is extremely committed to high levels of animal welfare and
As such, we adhere to the following principles:
Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water
and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
Freedom from discomfort by providing an
appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid
diagnosis and treatment. All of our equines are registered with vets, fully vacinated and visited on a regular basis. All equines hold a passport and are microchipped.
Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing
sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind. We provide our equines with toys and regular training to keep them activie.
Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and
treatment which avoid mental suffering. The well-being our equines is paramount and will be our first priority.
From April 1st 2019, anyone exhibiting animals should hold an
Animal Activities Licence which ensures that they are providing the best levels of animal welfare and care, are regularly inspected by their local authority and are working with local councils to
ensure high levels of health and safety, with all necessary policies, procedures, insurances and risk assessments in place.