TheHorseCourse was started to test the theory that working with horses would help violent offenders to change their behaviour.   Their first five-day course in Dorset, with inmates at Portland Young Offender Institution, was found to be three times more effective than any other form of rehabilitation then on offer.  This innovative programme has since grown to include courses for a wider variety of troubled young people.  Our grants aimed to increase the number of young people they could help.

In 2017 TheHorseCourse moved to a new, larger HQ in Weymouth.

Similar centres are now in operation in Gloucester, Wiltshire and London (Barnet) and another will be opening soon in Surrey.

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Innovative behaviour-changing courses for troubled young people