RIDING FOR DEVELOPMENT – Mondays
Monday sessions cater for a range of riders, focusing on independent riding skills for each individual. By engagement and success in riding activities, games and challenges, riders expand their social and physical abilities, their confidence, self esteem and gain a more positive view of themselves.
RIDING FOR THERAPY – Tuesdays
Tuesday sessions provide opportunities for children who have significant disabilities to benefit from riding therapy. Our team are skilled at adapting to each rider’s individual needs. Our Physiotherapist is involved with each rider’s programme at every stage.
RIDING FOR EARLY INTERVENTION – Tuesdays
On Tuesdays, we also provide early intervention riding therapy for 3 to 5 year old children with disabilities. We receive many referrals from therapists, paediatricians and parents who are aware of the difference early intervention can make in the outcomes of children with physical and developmental delays.
RIDING FOR SPORT & RECREATION – Thursdays
Learning to ride in a group setting provides opportunities for building confidence, independence and a positive sense of self. At the same time the special bond between rider and horse gives rise to emotional healing and well-being. Thursday sessions are especially valuable for children who have gone through emotional trauma, stressful circumstances, or social difficulties. RDA is not only for people with disabilities, but is inclusive and caters for anyone whose well-being would benefit from horse riding, where there are barriers to them participating in mainstream horse riding opportunities.