Forelock Books, which specialises in publishing books with a horsey theme, is supporting the renowned equine charity Ride High this Christmas by encouraging people to purchase a book for the children who benefit from spending time there.

The Milton Keynes-based charity helps to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by teaching them to ride and care for horses. The children may be in foster care and struggling to cope with everyday life, a young carer for a family member, suicidal or self-harming, victims of abuse or neglect or living in homes dominated by ill health, alcoholism, drugs or poverty. Many are disengaged and/or not attending school. Horse riding and associated clubroom activities help to transform the children into happy confident young people who are positively engaged in the outside world.

Forelock Books’ owner Michelle Charman said: “Ride High is a truly inspirational charity that does so much to help children who are all disadvantaged in some way helping to transform their lives. Books can also broaden a child’s outlock and horizon and help develop confidence and independence and we are delighted to be working with them and giving people the chance to give the gift of a book.”