Riding for the Disabled enables people with disabilities to ride and work with horses. Horses and horse-riding offer huge benefits; not only exercise and fresh-air activity but also the opportunity to take risks. In addition, horses are extremely relational and empathic creatures. People whose disability makes it difficult to develop relationships with other people may be able to engage with horses. This has been the case for the autistic child of a colleague whose world has been transformed through Riding for the Disabled.