Our Human Team

Who we are

Equus Ferus is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC), No. 7964085.

Jackie Turner

co-founder & director

Jackie holds a PGCertEd, DHyp and BST, a Certificate in NLP and is both a Yoga teacher with the MBWY and a yoga therapist specialising in Trauma-informed Yoga. She is currently studying and has to date achieved a PGDip Level 7 in Traumatology and a PGCert Level 7 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Jackie is qualified in Equine Facilitated Learning through IFEEL and continues her equine facilitated learning training under the mentorship of Sun Meyer, Director of IFEEL. She is also an experienced natural horsewoman and continues her professional development under Jody Ruysen, a registered Level 3* Parelli Professional.

Justine Trotman


Justine holds a BA Hons in Philosophy, a Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care, a Certificate in Counselling and has 10 years experience in the voluntary sector and volunteer management. Justine is currently studying for a Foundation Degree in Counselling and a Level 4 in Equine Assisted Learning. She has a life-long love of horses and dogs, and has developed therapy dog programmes in the past.

Sheila Bowden


Sheila is a retired Additional Educational Needs Co-ordinator in the Primary School sector, qualified teacher and has extensive experience of working with a wide range of animal assisted therapies.

Julie Evans


Julie’s bio

Sally Bailey


Sally’s bio.

We also have a team of associates, helpers and volunteers to support us in our work.