Horse Riding with the RDA
Each week we take up to 12 students to the South Buckinghamshire Riding for the Disabled Association facilities. This gives our students a great opportunity to meet and work with live animals. Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form of therapy – building self-confidence, improving concentration and, at the same time, providing recreation, education and sport. Riding provides physiotherapy on the move; the warmth and three dimensional movement of the horse is transmitted through the body of the rider helping them to relax, and strengthen their core muscles enabling them to become stronger and more supple. Many riders also find that riding helps improve their posture, balance and coordination. RDA research shows that our riders experience significant positive change in their capacities for communication, confidence, enjoyment, relating, physical improvement and learning horsemanship.
£3,000 will allow up to 36 students to access Horse riding over a year.