Our horses and ponies provide therapy with amazing physical and psychological benefits. Even more importantly, its great fun!
With your help we can do even more.
Lowlands Farm RDA provides disabled people of all ages and disabilities with the opportunity to find new experiences, different connections and a sense of achievement through inspirational and progressive therapeutic riding sessions designed to deliver both physical and psychological benefits.
Side-walkers and lead rein – as our volunteers are categorised – will tell you how an experienced horse will adapt its behaviour and response to the ability of the rider. How some children on the autistic spectrum find it easier to relate to the horse than to people. How the gentle natural rhythm of a horse’s walk helps physically disabled riders relax into the saddle which in turn develops core strength.
Riding takes concentration, balance, and a communication with the horse. It provides the opportunity for people with limited horizons to overcome fears, discover new skills, engage in different relationships and a build new self-confidence.
It’s not what we do that makes this story …. but the difference it has on our riders lives.