A riding club in Egypt is helping children with special needs to develop their skills through horse-riding lessons.
The classes at Foroseya Club in Gezira are catered to the children’s needs, providing them with calm and well-trained horses, as well as special tournaments that they can compete in, riding coach Hany Magdy said.
Hosting a total of 25 children, each class is limited to five students.
This project was inspired by a recent study in “Frontiers in Veterinary Science”, which suggested that a combination of horseback riding and brain-building activities may help improve motor skills in children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism and ADHD.
Parents said the classes have helped strengthen children’s concentration skills, and they were glad to see a noticeable improvement.