Many of our children have enjoyed weekly horse riding as part of their timetable. This is one of the biggest highlights of their weeks. Under the very watchful eye of Amber, each child is given the opportunity to back onto one of the wonderfully patient ponies and lead.
The benefits of horse riding for both adults and children with disabilities is incredible.
Horseback riding requires balance, good posture, and coordination. Children with celebral palsy these skills and more when they’re horseback riding. Research has shown that not only can horseback riding can assist with helping posture, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, co-ordination, but also has a calming effect on children that are on the autism spectrum.
We are very grateful to the amazing Howberry Hills farm for inviting the Sterreweg children to have our weekly riding lessons on their beautiful property.