Martin Clunes: Riding Therapy

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H&C are excited to bring you Martin Clunes: Riding Therapy, a one-off documentary presented by actor, horse lover and British Horse Society president, Martin Clunes.

Passion for horses

The documentary follows a group of students who live and study at the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy (FCRT), in the New Forest. The centre teaches young people with learning difficulties, such as Downs Syndrome, Asperger’s and Autism, and uses their passion for horses to create a specialised curriculum.

Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly star Martin Clunes meets some of the students and sees first hand the incredible work FCRT is doing.

Changing lives

Adam has learning difficulties and problems with social interaction, but has gone on to work successfully in the equine industry, while Daisy, who has Autism as well as Prader-Willi Syndrome, has seen a great improvement in her health and mental well-being.

“Riding therapy offers an effective way of developing new habits, new life and work skills and greater personal reliance,” says Martin. “For these young people, riding therapy has changed their lives forever.”

Martin Clunes: Riding Therapy premieres on Sky 253 at 9pm on Tuesday 28 March, or you can watch it online now by subscribing to H&C Play.

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