Gipsy Hill Federation offers Equine (horseriding) Therapy, which takes place at Vauxhall City Farm.
Research has shown that riding therapy is beneficial in helping children to develop sensory needs; fine and gross motor skills; sequencing; coordination and social communication skills. It can also have a positive impact on self-esteem, confidence, empathy and behaviour.
Only a small number of pupils can access equine therapy. For these children we have seen them grow in confidence. They are always keen to share their experiences and they develop strong bonds with the horses they ride on. This directly impacts on their relationships with other children and adults at school.