Five min­utes:

The chair­man of Nor­folk Rid­ing for the Dis­abled talks about the char­ity as it cel­e­brates half a cen­tury of a very spe­cial kind of horse power

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With the Rid­ing for the Dis­abled char­ity

‘Equines have a well-doc­u­mented em­pa­thy with dis­abled peo­ple’

is no up­per age limit. No prior knowl­edge of things ‘horsey’ is re­quired. Be­ing able to get on with a di­verse team of fel­low volunteers and hav­ing a sense of fun will en­sure a vol­un­teer gets lots out of a very re­ward­ing post.

Do the horses en­joy it?

Un­doubt­edly. Equines have a well-doc­u­mented em­pa­thy with dis­abled peo­ple and their re­ac­tion to the rid­ers is al­most al­ways pos­i­tive.

RDA groups are based across the county in­clud­ing near King’s Lynn, Diss, Filby and We­ston Longville. Some of­fer car­riage driv­ing and horse-care as well as ther­a­peu­tic rid­ing for clients, aged from four to 60-plus, with a wide range of dis­abil­i­ties. rda.org.uk

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