Muscle power for RDA
Riding for Disabled volunteers welcome donation and sponsorship of new horse
GYMPIE’S Riding for the Disabled has added a bit of “muscle” to its team.
Thanks to the generosity of the McCowen family from Eureka Grazing Company, RDA riders and volunteers have welcomed a new horse named Muscles.
“Muscles was kindly donated to us by the McCowan family and they have also given us the funds to sponsor Muscles, which will help provide for his equine needs,” an RDA Gympie spokeswoman said.
Riding for the Disabled is a not-for-profit organisation which provides horse riding and horse related activities for people in the community with a disability.
As well as its riding program, RDA Gympie also has a carriage driving program for clients.
Riding and driving are fun activities which have many physical, social and psychological benefits for people with disabilities.
RDA Gympie has been operating from its current location, at the corner of Mary Valley and Lawson Roads, Long Flat, for more than 25 years after operating for some years on a private property.
“We are always on the look out for more horses that fit our criteria,” the spokeswoman said.
“If you have a horse that you think might be suitable, or you wish to make a donation, or sign up as a sponsor, please contact Robin between 6pm and 8pm on 5484 3290.
“We also welcome new volunteers so if you would like donate some time to help us, we operate on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings – please feel free to join us.”
GENEROUS GESTURE: Marc and Susie McCowan from Eureka Grazing Company with Muscles, the horse they've donated to RDA Gympie.