Riding for the Disabled is an internationally recognised charity that enables riders with disabilities to undertake riding. Fort Widley is an affiliated centre where we undertake lessons and walkouts for a variety of disabilities. Each lesson or walk out is tailored for the individual, considering their needs and ambitions. We can supply leaders and side walkers to ensure that each and every rider feels as secure as possible.
For riders unable to mount or those who need more time to mount, we have a hoist which can be used to enable these riders to mount our two mechanical horses. The mechanical horses can be left stationary for those riders that want to build up their confidence gradually and just to experience being on the horse. Once the rider is ready, we can then progress the horses through walk, trot and canter, enabling these riders to experience the thrill of being on a horse when they possibly thought they never would.
There are many disabled people that do not wish to experience the feel of being on the horse, but wish to be around them. For these people, we offer grooming and stroking time with the horses. The rider will be able to spend time progressing to what feels comfortable for them. This may be grooming or it may be just standing close enough to the horse to feel their breath. Each session can be tailored for each individual person.
For more information about Horse Riding for the Disabled at the Peter Ashley Activity Centres call Fort Widley on 023 9232 4553 for details.