Horse Riding


Our pupils access horse riding for half termly intervals throughout the year at Clwyd Special Riding Centre in North Wales. There are many sensory benefits to horse riding, particularly for our pupils with autism and/or those who have severe learning and communication difficulties. Balance and spatial orientation are experienced through the vestibular sense organs. These are located inside the inner ear and are stimulated through direction change, incline, and speed. Riding a horse helps liven these sensory preceptors, which helps make therapy exciting and motivates our learners to continue to be engaged. Therapeutic horse riding also helps to improve mental and physical wellbeing as well as social skills.


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Ysgol Maes Hyfryd Specialist High School, Fifth Avenue, Flint, Flintshire CH6 5QL

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