Therapy donkeys help stressed-out college students to relax from exams
"It gives students an opportunity to relax and recharge between revision and exams."
By Julie McNicholls Vale via SWNS
Stressed-out college students have been given help relaxing from the pressure of exams - with therapy donkeys.
Muffin and Spot have been helping graduates to de-stress at Aberystwyth University in Wales.
Louise Peeters, from Dyfi Donkeys in nearby Machynlleth, says students benefit greatly from petting the animals for fifteen minutes each.
"It gives students an opportunity to relax and recharge between revision and exams," she said.
"There's no formal charge, just a donation if students want to make one.''
Louise and Claire Bailey, an Equine and Veterinary Biomedicine student at Aberystwyth University who has volunteered with the company for 18 months, were at the school all day.
Dyfi Donkeys is based near Machynlleth and their base is classed as an equine assisted learning center.
Therapy sessions on and off-site can be organized for anyone who needs one.
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