*†††††††††† promotes decision
*†††††††††† motivation and learning Ė encourages reading and speech through games
The benefits of riding combine both physic
SOME COMMENTS FROM OUR SURVEYS
Best things about the service:
It provides the rider the chance to enjoy the sensory experience and the benefits from the motor, sensory and emotive aspect.
Iím so thankful to the school staff for getting the horse riding as part of the school activities and most of all to the RDA team for their continuous support for the kids with disability.
I had fun and want to do it more!
Great opportunity for children with special needs to participate in this program.
He loves it, talks about horse riding and Indi all week!
Thanks for the opportunity to go out into the community.
Builds her skills and independence and gives her a hobby she loves Ė I donít think there is anything she doesnít like about it.
It helped my son develop socially, physically and intellectually.
His excitement and the joy he gets from attending the program and being with the horses Ė such a positive activity.
Ways it has improved the rider:
Strengthened her core muscles.
Engaging with others
Enjoying and loving a hobby that is just hers.
He has learned so much about horses.
It has taught me to listen to the horse and count their steps.
He has a sense of responsibility.
She is more calm and relaxed after horse riding.
Horse riding helped him a lot physically as it improved his balance and motor co-ordination.
Very therapeutic developing balance and co-ordination.
It provides him numerous opportunities to engage in activities that require following direction.
Given a sense of community/group inclusion.
Conquer fear and anxiety.
Interaction and chatting to the helpers.