Equine Assisted Learning

The Fettercairn Youth Horse Project continues to work on advancing our involvement in Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Therapy in an effort to produce a Therapeutic Programme to present to potential users. Quite a number of groups with physical, sensory and / or intellectual disabilities attend at Fettercairn; these have included Dyspraxia Ireland and Cheeverstown House. Individuals also attend for private one to one sessions and typically these are children on the Autism Spectrum.

The Fettercairn Youth Horse Project has also facilitated researcher Dr Caren Hession in carrying out a series of research projects from September 2012 to the present (Oct/Nov 2015) into Equine Therapy.