How Horses Are Changing Lives in Rotterdam

The ‘Work Like A Horse’ project is bringing hope to disadvantaged and ill children in the Dutch city…

The elite of equestrian sports will be in the Netherlands for this weekend’s famous CHIO Rotterdam event, which includes the latest stages of this year’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ and FEI Dressage Nations Cup™.

While top human and equine stars from across the world will be wowing the crowds at Rotterdam’s elegant Kralingse Bos, horses are making a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged children in the Dutch city thanks to an innovative community project.

The incredible scheme works with kids with autism, cancer and those living in challenging neighbourhoods.

Work Like a Horse also reaches out to kids in sheltered accommodation who have been affected by domestic violence, enabling these innocents who have been damaged by those closest to them to rediscover trust by developing true friendships with horses…