The Benefits Of Horse Riding For Children With Autism

Sean Whiting, Director of specialist equestrian store Houghton Country, shares his insight into the benefits of horse riding and how it can be a good hobby for children with autism.

If your child has autism it's a good idea to start finding them a fun hobby that can soothe them as well as teach them valuable life skills, preparing them for their future.

There are a number of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) in the UK that could help children on the autism spectrum cope better with a number of problems, such as social and communication difficulties, hyperactivity, and sensory processing issues, according to Research Autism. Below are just some of the ways horse riding can benefit a child with autism.