Horse Assisted Therapies – ACAVALL Foundation
Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre and ACAVALL Foundation, in Náquera (Valencia), have settled a cooperation agreement to implement the project “Horses for Inclusion”, which is their 9th cooperative experience in the last years.
The purpose was to promote values like acceptance of diversity, respect for and empathy with those who are different from us, and inclusive attitudes, in children with or without special needs, through interaction with horses and care of the animal.
“Horses for inclusion” was shapedinto a two days of interaction Clinic (3 hours per day), among 40 boys and girls, with or without functional differences, starting on October 25th 2015. The intervention was designed and implemented by the professional team at ACAVALL, who also gave support to the young participants.
Social inclusion of individuals at disadvantage, specially at the earlier stages of life, and social understanding of the issues they have to face, are the goals pursued by Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre.