Snydale RDA has been running since September 2014 and is a non-profit charity that works with disabled adults and children throughout the year. We are fortunate to own and look after six ponies and horses which are varying sizes to suit the needs of our diverse range of riders.
Our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities in the local area. Our group organises activities such as riding lessons, carriage driving, vaulting and showjumping and other equestrian based activities such as competitions, challenges and seasonal events.
We take great pride in the exceptional standard of our instructors and volunteers. We offer activities for all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability. We are continually looking to promote our organisation so that more families can benefit from the life-changing experiences and exciting opportunities that the group offers.
Therapy & RDA
The simple pleasure of working with horses is the cornerstone of all RDA’s activities. From that starting point, everything else flows – be that freedom of movement, gaining confidence, building relationships, receiving life-enhancing physiotherapy or achieving individual goals.
Medical professionals recognise that there are significant therapeutic benefits for the rider. The warmth and three-dimensional movement of the horse are transmitted through the rider’s body, gradually making it more relaxed and supple, strengthening core stability, reducing spasms and improving balance, posture and coordination.
Riding offers an element of risk, often denied to many people, especially those who have been affected by an accident or severe illness and offers them the chance to regain mobility and a sense of achievement. People with congenital disabilities discover a new freedom in movement. Those with progressive diseases can retain mobility and remain active for longer.