Lindsey Crosbie set up and ran the Welsh Institute of Therapeutic Horsemanship, a registered charity in Wales for more than an decade before moving to Scotland in 2020 to establish With Horses and set up the Trot On Trust. She has experience in all areas of charity operation and governance and has more than two decades of experience as a riding instructor, equine assisted practitioner and qualified equine behaviourist in the UK and abroad. She has a wealth of experience in rescuing and rehabilitating rescued horses, having studied in with the Natural Animal Centre to learn ethical, science-based ways of training horses and addressing behaviour issues. She holds Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning certifications from Frankling Levinson Way of the Horse and EAGALA. She is also a Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship certified therapeutic riding instructor. She went on in 2017 to train with the world renowned therapeutic riding instructor Terena Thomas, becoming the only person in the UK to hold Hooves for the Heart Instructor certification. This enables her to specialise in working with children and young people who have experienced early trauma, behaviour or attachment issues. Lindsey is also a CEVAS certified therapeutic care farming practitioner who uses animals and the outdoors to help people learn, grow and reconnect with nature.
Lindsey is an experienced trainer who is passionate about making careers in the equine assisted industry accessible for all. She has been training Equine Assisted Learning practitioners since 2013 and has developed a range of accredited qualifications through OCNCredit4Learning. She now runs a range of accredited online and onsite courses for those wishing to become equine assisted practitioners and therapeutic riding instructors as well as a selection of short courses for those who simply wish to learn more about the care and training of horses. She loves to develop and pilot innovative new ways of working with people and horses and is the author of a range of tried, tested and peer reviewed equine assisted curricula that are available through this site. She also co-authored a peer support toolkit for the Mental Health charity Mind.
Lindsey offers consultancy to organisations and individuals in a range of areas including peer support, lived experience of disadvantage, equine welfare and behaviour, equine assisted careers, setting up and running EAAT organisations.