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The Benefits of the FETH Course

Further Education Through Horsemastership Course

The Benefits of the FETH Course


FCRT’s specialism is preparing young people for adulthood developing life skills in a timely, non-abstract manner which includes learning to manage themselves in a variety of circumstances and times, to travel on public transport, to manage money and to make and sustain positive friendships and relationships in social situations and the workplace. The key point of the motivation that horses provide is its use in then transferring teaching and learning opportunities into areas and times when life skills learning is essential to developing social skills and reducing vulnerability.


The FCRT use Equine Facilitated Education and Therapy (EFET) to help students to increase assertive communication through loose schooling/communication sessions; awareness of what is going on around them in the riding arena through learning to ride in open order; increasing ability to take control of and influence the horse and reflect this in other areas of her life.


Many of our students  requires support with communication, speech and language The FCRT use the ‘Talkabout’ system for teaching social skills in a structured way following a hierarchy. These skills need to be taught/learnt in this specific order to ensure the learners have the building blocks in place to support the higher level communication skills that follow.


Our students may find their way to us through various routes. Many are referred by Educational Psychologist, SEN co-ordinators, Teachers, Riding for the Disabled Teachers, Doctors and specialist LDD associations.


FCRT occasionally take school release students, usually 14 years plus, for day time places, in agreement with their school or education provision.


 Key benefits & activities: 

  • Developing self-care
  • Independent living skills
  • Literacy
  • Communications and numeracy
  • Money management
  • Cookery
  • The use of public transport
  • Leisure activities


Who can benefit:

Young adults aged between 16 and 25 who have learning disabilities, behavioural and/or emotional difficulties and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans.

Also school release students, usually 14 years plus, for day time places, in agreement with their school or education provision.

View the FETH Curriculum Outline

Contact Us

Please call The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy on 01425 673297 or email admissions@fcrt.ac.uk for further information or to discuss your needs.

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