Riding for the Disabled are looking for volunteers to help with riding lessons for pupils at Kings Mill School Special School.
The charity have been working alongside the school for over 40 years, offering youngsters with severe special educational needs horse riding lessons.
The group meet at Chesney Farm, Driffield on Monday mornings at 10am during term time.
Peter Greenhough, Chairman of the Yorkshire Wolds RDA said: “We provide riding lessons to children from Kings Mill Special School, giving usually an hour and a half to each of the 12 children who are brought to the stables by school staff.”
Mr Greenhough added: “We try to teach the children the basics of riding as well as enjoying themselves. It is remarkable how much some of these children can progress and not just on horseback but also they can gain confidence and sometimes improvement in their speech.
“We has one child who had not spoken a word when he spoke the name of the pony he had been riding, now, slowly but surely his speech is getting better and better.”
The group are looking for up to four volunteers who would be able to attend sessions on a fairly regular basis. No equestrian experience is required and volunteers can be of any age from 16 upwards.
The first meeting of the autumn term will take place on Monday 9 September.
Peter added: “If you would like to come and see how and what happens and how you would be able to help these children we would be delighted to see you. If you want to know any more details please contact me on 01377 270522.”