07799303294 office@spirithippotherapy.co.uk

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
  • Vaulting
  • Endurance
  • Show Jumping
  • Links to the Paralympic Equestrian Teams

RDA track their outcomes in the six main areas of:

  • Confidence
  • Communication skills
  • Enjoyment
  • Relating to others
  • Physical change
  • Horsemanship

Find us

We are located at:

Beechley Riding School,
Harthill Rd,
L18 3HU

We are also located at:

Clwyd Special Riding Centre,
Fford Llanfynydd,
Wrexham, LL11 5HN

Get in touch

To get in touch with Spirit Hippotherapy give us a call on 0779 930 3294, or email us at office@spirithippotherapy.co.uk

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Conditions we treat

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Developmental Delay

Down Syndrome


Learning Disabilities

Muscular Dystrophy

Multiple Sclerosis

Personal Injury

Sensory Processing Disorders


Traumatic Brain Injury