The Sunday Times is reporting that actor Martin Clunes has urged every school in England to be matched up with a horse to boost children’s happiness and wellbeing.
The newspaper reported the Doc Martin star’s comments as the country’s biggest equine charity, the British Horse Society, launches a campaign to help children regain confidence and interest in learning through riding and interacting with horses.
Clunes is quoted as saying:
“Every school in this country should have links to horses. I think even the Household Cavalry would welcome a visit from schoolchildren. I know how much difference horses can make to children’s lives.”
The actor said that working with horses could inspire and motivate youngsters. It could help children with mental health problems and conditions such as autism and dyslexia as well as disaffected youngsters who had lost interest in education, he added.
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