For individuals with mental, emotional or learning disabilities, the unique
relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence,
patience and self-esteem. The sense of independence found on horseback
benefits all who ride. The therapeutic qualities of horse riding are recognised
by many medical professionals.
Individuals of all ages, with a wide range of physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities benefit from therapeutic horse riding and other equine activities. The types of disabilities and conditions served include:
All are welcomed by the experienced and fully qualified instructors and trained volunteers at Gaddesden Place RDA.
For detailed information about the work done at Gaddesden Place RDA visit their website by clicking on the link: www.gaddesdenplacerda.org.uk
Can my child gain any qualifications from Horse Riding?
Yes they can.
Proficiency Test Grades 1,2 & 3 Riding and Horse Care
Gaddesden RDA offer our pupils certificates in Grades 1,2 & 3 Riding and Horse Care. These are nationally recognised qualifications. The instructors decide when they consider pupils to be ready for these certificates as a certain level of riding competence is required. The pupils are then tested by a qualified external examiner.