The Disabled Riding School in Hemel Hempstead is looking for a new horse to join their team
A riding school near Hemel Hempstead which offers sessions for people with disabilities is looking for a new horse to join its team.
Sessions are back up and running and the association is trying to get all of its riders back in the saddle – but without a full team of horses it’s proving difficult.
Finding another horse to join the team will help as many riders as possible benefit from the special interaction and unique benefits it provides.
With a full team of horses and ponies, they will once again be able to give lessons to all their current riders and help new riders on the ever-growing waiting list.
The charity says the benefits of riding and interacting with horses are far-reaching and have a positive impact on all riders: improved balance and coordination, development of core strength and strengthening communication skills and self-esteem.
RDA lessons can range from walking around the arena doing drills with a pony leader and sidewalks alongside the rider, to trotting and basic dressage tests, so a fit and unflappable horse is a requirement key.
A priority is also to find a weight bearing horse for their young adults.
The horses and ponies are extremely well cared for at the center and training to adapt to RDA work is provided by highly qualified staff.
Speaking about what they are looking for, center manager Louise said: “The ideal RDA horse has a good, kind and patient temperament and good confirmation.
“They need to be well educated so that they are well balanced within themselves which can enable them to support and assist our disabled riders.”
> Must be comfortable on and off a lead rein
> For RDA work so 100% bombproof
> Well-educated and balanced
Do you know a horse that could give confidence to its riders? If so, send an e-mail to Louise: [email protected].