Stressed-out university students have been given help relaxing from the pressure of exams - with therapy donkeys

Louise Peeters, from Dyfi Donkeys in nearby Machynlleth, says students benefit greatly from petting the animals for fifteen minutes each.

She said: "It gives students an opportunity to relax and recharge between revision and exams.

"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 for Dyfi Donkeys for 18 months, were at the uni all day.

Dyfi Donkeys are based near Machynlleth and their base is classed as an equine-assisted learning centre.

Therapy sessions on and off-site can be organised for anyone who needs one.