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Horse riding is good for the soul. In addition to enjoying the challenge and bonding with the horse there are significant therapeutic benefits for the rider including improving balance, posture and coordination. On horseback, someone with a disability can be independent, free and in total harmony with another living creature; it can be tremendously rewarding.
Just ask Ross, Theresa and Ian, who recently participated in the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) State Championship in Caboolture in a number of events. The trio’s achievements demonstrate how when you love what you do, it will shine through!
Ross (Rodney) has been riding horses for about 2 years now and has greatly advanced his ability since his first RDA horse riding lesson. Ross now rides without side walkers and is working on more complex movements. Ross is a huge character and does his best to show his thanks to those around him for his achievements. After the last award at the RDA state championship, Ross stood up in front of all the other attendees and gave a heartfelt thank you speech to the organisers. Ross also has been assisting a Bundaberg RDA volunteer with fundraising and was able to raise $97.50 recently for her to continue the RDA’s great work. Ross did an amazing job also achieving the following results:
Theresa has been riding with the Bundaberg RDA for 4 years. In that time Theresa has come a long way in her horse riding ability. In her day-to-day life Theresa requires physical assistance in her mobility, however in horse riding, she is able to sit up freely on her own, with 2 side walkers to support her riding. Theresa has built strong friendships with the RDA volunteers and it shows in their warm interactions in the arena. Theresa did very well at the competition achieving the following results:
Not only have Ross, Theresa and Ian accomplished more than they thought they could, they have also grown to be a valued part of the Riding for the Disabled community in Bundaberg and have developed strong relationships with the volunteers, staff and other riders.
Like Ross, Theresa and Ian, Endeavour Foundation can support you to do the things you love. Please contact us on 1800 112 112 to find out how.
A pre-planning booklet to help you to think about the supports you want and need – now and in the future – before meeting with your NDIA planner.
A practical, comprehensive guide to the NDIS, to help people understand the various components of the NDIS and how to access them.
A handy guide of NDIS FAQs and a glossary so you can familiarise yourself with NDIS language before your planning meeting.