Brae Riding for the Disabled

Charity registered in Scotland SC030005

To establish a Riding Centre which will provide disabled people with the means to ride and/or carriage drive. To be a centre of excellence in the training of instructors and physiotherapists and helpers in working with disabled riders. To provide opportunities for training and competitive riding. To provide physiotherapy and hippotherapy for all riders who need it. To promote the use of riding as a means of increasing the quality of life for disabled people.

Current opportunities

The role will involve making sure each client is wearing a properly fitted riding hat. At the first and last lesson of each 12 week block there is also paperwork to be completed for each rider. We also need you to ensure that carers, parents and siblings are not patting/touching the horses at the mounting block as this is a very delicate part of the lesson.

This is an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of stable work - tacking, grooming, leading horses in the school or side walking with riders. Some riders need more assistance than others depending on their ability. It would be helpful if you have an outgoing personality and are able to adapt quickly to different situations. This is a wonderful rewarding opportunity for someone to help us continue to provide the high level of service for our clients. Volunteers will be invited for a short tour of the centre followed by a half-day induction the next week. (OWN TRANSPORT PREFERRED DUE TO DISTANCE FROM THE CENTRE TO NEAREST BUS STOP.)