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It is an intervention for the most difficult to engage
Russ Trent, Governor, HMP & YOI Portland
I hope this work which I understand the PCT Commissioner has been impressed with, is able to continue
Jeremy Wright, Minister for Prisons
TheHorseCourse has succeeded in getting through to some of the most difficult and disruptive Young Offenders...
Lord Ramsbotham, former Chief Inspector of Her Majesty's Prisons
A new option which shows great promise to reduce exclusions and to reduce ongoing mental health issues.
Kirsty Dring, Wellbeing Team Leader, All Saints School, Weymouth
THC has made significant impact - one student learnt she is able to succeed, another has doubled her time in lessons.
Allan Wood, Headmaster, Compass Learning Centre (Pupil Referral Unit)
We are working in partnership with TheHorseCourse on a number of pilots including Rehab Services, Crisis Service and Acute Inpatient settings.
Sarah Rose, Dorset Mental Health Forum
A uniquely powerful course for installing mental and emotional self control...I am excited to be a part of this project.
Stephanie Gaunt, licensed 3* Parelli Professional Horsemanship Instructor
Students have to take control of the situation, be effective... that is huge.
Tracey Hodder, Specialist Support Worker, Compass Learning Centre
We train our people by doing, but when things go wrong we try to fix them by talking. It doesn't make sense.
Reverend Simon Beveridge, Royal Marines, Poole
Preliminary findings from the evaluation research are incredibly positive.
Professor Rosie Meek, Criminal Psychology, Royal Holloway University
Engaging and motivating prisoners is notoriously difficult and yet TheHorseCourse has managed to do just that consistently and effectively.
Lord Jim Knight of Weymouth (former Minister for Education)
I'm amazed by the work of Parelli practitioners such as Harriet Laurie... There is no-one horses cannot touch!
Linda Parelli, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, USA
Seeing these kids getting a horse to do something for them simply by controlling their own moods is incredible.
Martin Clunes (Actor, Presenter & President of The British Horse Society)
THC empowers prisoners as teachers and leaders of horses, rather than trying to further diminish them as pupils.
Emily Bolton, Trustee, Solicitor, Founded the Innocence Project New Orleans
Society would benefit from this sort of intervention earlier, I would like to see it in primary schools.
K Forrester, Trustee, School Teacher & Head of Year
It's great to see an intervention where there is such good evidence of effectiveness.
Helen Price, Lead Commissioner for Families, Gloucestershire County Council