Nature Enabling Interdependence Growth & Happiness.
Nature, Growth & Happiness
We are a Not for Profit organisation. As a Sanctuary we are always fundraising to better the lives of our animals and enable more people to visit us.
We are currently fundraising to improve facilities for visitors and animals including our main barn, to allow more people to access us all year round. There are many expenses associated with caring for animals including routine Vet bills, feed costs, dentistry,
podiatry, enrichment, maintenance plus extra care for older animals. As stated our animals have found their forever home with us and as they get older they often need more help which can incur more costs.
Donations also help participants who would otherwise find it
difficult to access our unique sessions.
If you'd like to contribute, please click donate.
We welcome fundraising ideas too.
We tailor our sessions to individual needs be it 1:1, group or family sessions.
Please contact to discuss your requirements. Our sessions also include Home Educators Meets, Open Days, Teen Days, Pony Playgroup and more are being added. Sessions can include equine facilitated learning and therapy, animal husbandry and connections.
Referrals can be made by privately or through third parties.
We are fully insured, hold Enhanced DBS checks, First Aid trained and fully Risk Assessed. Disclaimer - Due to the nature of the environment and working with animals we do state that participation is at your own risk and ask you to sign your agreement and consent before sessions.
Watlington Hill Farm Sanctuary is a forever home for horses, donkeys, sheep and cows.
Located high in The Chilterns overlooking the Oxford Vale we are a unique location for reconnecting with nature, oneself and animals.
We have a herd of horses who choose to help people. We offer them a loving home, in a mixed herd, with an enriched environment that constantly strives to emulate as natural a lifestyle as possible. We have an ever evolving track system inspired by the idea of Jamie Jackson’s Paddock Paradise which keeps our barefoot herd fit and healthy, through movement over varied terrain and natural diet. Incorporating Friendship, Freedom and Forage is paramount to us for our horses. We believe through the ‘Psychology of the Herd’ horses are able to balance themselves emotionally which creates an empathetic being who wants to interact with humans in order to help them. Free choice for our animals is our priority as this makes for a happy existence. They give freely of their time and we invite them to volunteer to join us in our many activities. They choose whether or not they want to be included at any point and can leave whenever they wish.
Mules, Buzzbee & Bailey, are settling in well, bonding with the herd and making good progress trusting new people.
For LEAF Open Farm Sunday this year we are incorporating our first Vegan Fete on Sunday 10th June, we are thrilled to be creating the educational fundraiser for the Farm sanctuary.
We’re really excited for the new adventures of 2018, keep up with our news on our FaceBook page.