Horse has helped to transform the lives of children and disadvantaged young people at a groundbreaking inner city riding club.

When Mikhi Fearon first arrived at Ebony Horse Club as an 11-year-old, he was scared of the animals.

Now 17, he is not only a keen rider, but a young man with a bright future – thanks in part to one very special horse.

Splash is the pride of Ebony Horse club, a pioneering charity sandwiched between tower blocks in Brixton, south London, that gives children and young people the chance to take up riding.

For 25 years, the club has worked with some of the capital’s most disadvantaged communities and supports young people from the age of eight to develop a love of horses and also learn key life skills and self esteem.

Mikhi says: “When I first came, I was actually afraid of horses. But I soon grew to love them. It is such a unique location, there is nothing like it around here and has helped so many young people like me.

“Ebony has given me so many opportunities and skills. I have learnt so much about horses and nature and Splash in particular helped me gain so much confidence.”