Our Community

Find out more below about all the different types of opportunities that we offer to those in our local community.


Our Chance2Be programme is aimed at children and young people who need a little extra support to cope with life's ups and downs.

Young People's Support Sessions

Our small group or 1-2-1 sessions are aimed at young people who need a little more support than most and involve working with our horses in a therapeutic environment.

Community visits

We welcome members of the community at the Sanctuary to meet our horses and can tailor visits according to your needs. 

Share a Shettie

Come and spend a day looking after the smallest of our ponies!

Open Sundays

We open the gates on the first Sunday of the months during the warmer part of the year - come and meet our horses and learn about our work.

Presentations and Talks

If you are a member of a group and would like a presentation or talk from one of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

If you are working towards your bronze, silver or gold award, you can complete your volunteering or skills element with us at the Sanctuary.

Work experience placements

If you are a university or college student who is required to complete animal-based work experience placements as part of your course, we would be delighted to discuss them with you.


We take our responsibility for safeguarding very seriously at Mane Chance and have a comprehensive safeguarding and child protection policy.


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