A horse center, the first of its kind in Europe, has recently opened in Ireland that allows inmates of a central prison to gain the skills needed to care for mares and foster their sense of empathy through this work. Roscommon, central Ireland.
The prisoners called the new project “Horses for Hope” (Horses of Hope).
Upon completion of the course, prisoners receive a locally recognized certificate of equine care, which can carry a benefit on Ireland, which is known for its appreciation of horses. “An opportunity may come in prison that will change your life, so you have to wait and see,” one of the prisoners, whose name has been withheld by the prison administration, told AFP.