By: Motueka Rda  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Horse, Horse Riding, Therapeutic Riding

Services RDA Motueka .
"Confidence, independence and well being for people with disabilities through therapeutic horse riding and horse care"

We have a double horse float with tandem axle and brakes.
Hire charge - $50 a day
or $30 half day.
Phone Felicity
021 0715 170

. Induction training will be given
Therapeutic Riding Sessions
These sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday during school terms.

Each rider is assessed by our NZRDA-trained Coach (and physiotherapist if necessary) and an individual programme is planned.

The rider is assisted by up to 3 volunteers who act as leader or side-walkers.

Our Coach, Felicity, has over 25 years of equine involvement and has an NZRDA Coach Certificate and NZQA Certificate in Equine.

Referral Process
A "Referral/Request To Participate in Riding Programme" form needs to be completed. This form, and others needed are available from schools or the RDA Manager.

Parents of children being referred will also need to fill in the "Parent/Guardian Agreement and Medical information Form". The child's teacher will complete the "Learner Profile" form.

A Medical Consent form needs to be completed by your doctor or medical professional, eg. physiotherapist.

The rider will be assessed and put onto the programme when space allows. We often have a waiting list so there may be a delay of a term or two before commencing.

Adult Horse Care Programme
This programme is aimed at former riders and horse owners who would like to get back into riding without the cost and hassle of owning your own horse. You will have the opportunity to care for and ride a horse for a minimal weekly charge. Anyone who undertakes this scheme has the added benefit of knowing they are assisting with the charity work of RDA by sharing the workload of feeding, grooming and exercising the organisation's horses. For more information phone Felicity on 021 0715 170.

Services page.
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Horse, Horse Riding, Therapeutic Riding