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
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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