Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Bahrain: Hope in the saddle - Full Article

By Mai Al Khatib-Camille
March 3- March 9, 2021

Equine enthusiast Haya Jamal Isa is building emotional bridges for children with autism in Bahrain through her love of horses.

The 23-year-old soon-to-be-mum has been providing equine therapy, known as ‘hippotherapy’ for autistic youngsters aged three to 12 since February last year, in a bid to help them improve their motor, emotional and sensory sensations that will assist them with daily challenges.

“I wanted to create something new, using my love for horses, to benefit the community,” said Haya who is studying therapeutic riding online from a US Indiana university and working on the project under the guidance of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian Endurance Federation...

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