Youngsters with behavioural problems in Gwynedd are to be taught to "horse whisper" in a bid to improve their confidence and self-esteem.A new project is starting next month at a farm near Porthmadog. Children will be encouraged to communicate and bond with the horses and learn how their behaviour affects the animals. The project has secured £5,000 from the National Lottery and is one of 56 across Wales to share £203,423 funding. Horse whispering is perhaps most famously associated with the 1998 Hollywood film directed by and starring Robert Redford.
Project manager Lindsey Mitchell said she first saw the positive effect working with horses could have on youngsters while working at a summer camp in Virginia in the USA.
She has also been involved in equine therapy project for children with disabilities in Warwickshire.
Source - BBC