We provide equine therapeutic activities to anyone with a physical, learning or emotional disability. The benefits of which are great:
Strengthens core muscles – the horses walk can assists with balance and aids muscle movement, it’s enjoyable and provides an opportunity to socialise with other people.
Our coaches will work with you to devise exercises with the horses that encourage movement, interaction and co-ordination.
We offer riding sessions at our Holme Lacy Centre 4.5 days a week – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday mornings. Our sessions are for 30-minutes and within small groups of up to 5 people.
We have a hoist for participants to use with limited movement or those that are wheelchair bound in order for them to be able to mount/dismount the horses.
Our amazing mechanical horse ‘Steady Eddie’ can be used for participants wanting to work on their core strength/ position or to build confidence in the fast paces.
Ground based Equine Activities
We also offer activities from the ground, providing participants with the opportunity to gain greater benefit from spending time around our horses and ponies. We offer sessions where participants can spend time on the yard, grooming or even time talking to the pony. Participants can also take a pony for a walk around the centre to encourage bonding and interaction.
Are your instructors qualified?
Yes – our RDA coaches follow the training qualifications pathway through the National Riding for the Disabled association and are assessed regularly by regional RDA coaches. They attend training courses throughout the year on safeguarding, coaching techniques and updates on assisting participants with different medical conditions.
How do I register myself or someone I care for ?
Please download and complete the participant application form, when completed please email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org once we receive your form, we will assess your needs and then send you our booking link. You can then select a suitable time and day for your first session.
Please use the link below to download our Participant Application Form: