Riding for the Disabled Association
Therapeutic Riding is often undertaken through the Riding for the Disabled Association. They continue to utilise the horse’s movement as in hippotherapy but combine this with a more active horse riding component. Lessons are normally with two or more people and have a focus on both fun and achievement.
Whereas in hippotherapy a simple pad is used over the horse, therapeutic riding progresses on to the use of a saddle and stirrups to progress the riding skills within the individual.
RDA activities as well as riding also include:
- Carriage driving
- Show Jumping
- Links to the Paralympic Equestrian Teams
RDA track their outcomes in the six main areas of:
- Communication skills
- Relating to others
- Physical change
We are located at:
Beechley Riding School,