We provide riding and equine therapy 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 fun and provides an opportunity to meet 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 days a week – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Our sessions usually lasts 30 minutes and can be individual or in small groups of up to 5 people.
We have a hoist for clients 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 clients wanting to work on their core strength/ position or to build confidence in the fast paces.
We appreciate that not everyone may wish to ride but may gain greater benefit from spending time around our horses and ponies. We can offer sessions where a client can spend time on the yard, grooming (or just even talking to) a pony. Clients can also take a pony for a walk around the centre to encourage bonding and interaction.
Are your instructors qualified?
Yes – our coaches follow the training qualifications pathway through the National Riding for the Disabled association and are assessed regularly by regional coaches. They attend training courses throughout the year on safeguarding, coaching techniques and updates on assisting clients with different medical conditions.
How do I register myself or someone I care for ?
Please download and complete the rider application form, when completed please email the form to email@example.com 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 rider application form: