The RDA strives to help people with disabilities have one amazing experience that more able people can have easily – horse-riding.
Horse-riding is used in a very therapeutic way for people with disabilities as it builds up not only physical aspects for them, but also social aspects and how they relate to other people. From having a relationship, a ‘bond’, with your horse, it builds up the way you relate to people. It also builds them up strength-wise and they learn to have responsibilities.
Watching people with disabilities be able to have more freedom and develop in lots of ways is very rewarding. The RDA gives people with disabilities the push they need to develop and mature.
The RDA is run by 18,000 volunteers who give up their time for centres all over the UK. It is easy and good to help volunteer and you don’t have to know anything about horses and ponies. Whatever your skills there will be something for you to help with!
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