A day in the life of a volunteer

A typical Friday morning will consist of us getting the ponies ready, grooming them and tacking up. The riding arena is also set out with any games and equipment required by our Coaches who take the riding sessions.

Each child needs a minimum of two helpers, sometimes three, one to lead and be responsible for the pony and the others to walk alongside helping the rider. We do need helpers who are able to walk briskly and sometimes run for short distances when we trot as part of the lesson. Some of our older children, in the second ride of the morning, progress to being able to ride independently of side walkers.

We do have a coffee break between our two rides, where we get a chance to exchange RDA news, chat about the children’s progress and generally have a quick catch up.

Once the riding has finished, the ponies are put away in their stables and untacked, and the riding arena is cleared.

We are looking forward to welcoming you anytime so why not contact us here today.

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Farnham Group, Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving

Charity Number: 1161404

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