What We Do
Through teaching horse riding, we are dedicated to improving the lives of those living with disabilities of all kinds. We exist to provide opportunity for therapy and achievement and aim for our riders.
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We aim to improve our riders:
-muscle control and strength.
We work on providing our riders with life long skills such as:
- listening skills.
In our sessions we encourage:
- confidence growth.
- self belief.
We want our riders to:
- learn a new skill (horse rider).
- learn about horses.
- experience something new by being in a new place.
- experience new sounds, touches and smells.
- conquer fears by believing in themselves and trusting others.
We aim to improve social and speech by:
- Interacting with new people.
- Following instructions.
- Learn and use the language to communicate with the horse; woah, walk on and trot on.
Most importantly we want our riders to have fun in a safe and calm environment. We do all of the above by incorporating exciting activities and exercises in the lesson where our riders learn to walk and trot, they will learn facts about their horse and tack, and play games. Some of our advanced riders will have the opportunity to learn to ride independently.
We are also working with our schools to make cross curricular links that will tie in with the curriculum they work from in school; this includes the LNF framework.
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