Horse riding for autistic children

The Thai Polo and Equestrian Club, one of the B.Grimm Group of Companies, has donated horses to school for autistic children in Chonburi area.

Riding horses is much more than just a physical experience. Horses are companion animals. They look to their riders for direction and love. They are extremely effective in creating a bond with autistic riders that encourages communication and interaction. Autistic riders learn to communicate verbally and physically with their horse, and they can see the immediate result of their communication when the horse reacts. They learn to focus on something outside themselves, an important step for autistic people. With the horses donated by The Thai Polo and Equestrian Club, the children also learn to communicate and interact with other people as they work with instructors and volunteers who are leading the horse or walking beside them.