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Laureus Cavallo

Laureus Cavallo allows underprivileged children to handle animals and affords them their dreams of riding horses, while providing them a safe environment for learning.

A scientific study has revealed that an involvement with horses boosts the life skills of young people. Horses, the study found, act as both teachers and friends for young people. The study managed to quantify the improvement in life skills, indicating that about 25% of youths’ life skills development in programmes with horses are attributable to their development of horsemanship skills. 
 
Laureus Cavallo allows underprivileged children to handle animals and affords them their dreams of riding horses, while providing them a safe environment for learning. Managing the horses adds layers of responsibility from which they benefit. As part of the Laureus Cavallo project, the Laureus Foundation Switzerland is engaged in a national cooperation project with Circus Knie to invite more than 2,500 children from children's homes to enjoy a unique circus adventure. Working with horses should improve the self-confidence and strengthen the sense of responsibility of children and youths. The focus falls on the national expansion of the Laureus Cavallo project, which until now has been limited to Winterthur.