Thornton Rose Riding for the Disabled is looking for volunteers. We provide people with disabilities with the opportunity to ride and enjoy all the activities connected with horse riding. The horses help people both therapeutically and recreationally. Our riders gain, through their contact with horses, a greater sense of achievement and confidence, which in turn makes their lives easier and more fulfilled.
Your help is needed to:- Support our Riders by talking and interacing with them to provide a social and fun experience, walking along side them for safety and social interaction, helping them to understand horses and helping them have a fun and an enjoyable experience.
For the horses: Bring them in from the field and give them a much appreciated groom, put on their saddles and bridles ready for the rides, be friendly and gentle – they love to be looked after and cared for, give them their food and take them back to the field and clean up their home/stable (light work).
After the rides we all sit together and have lunch (which is provided) and share what happened during the rides and get to know each other.
You can choose how regularly you want to come along and we will ensure that you have all the support and training you needs. Come along and try it with no commitment.