Horse Riding


  • The RDA provide therapeutic riding to young people living with disabilities across the UK.
  • The sessions are designed to improve physical ability, confidence, self-esteem and concentration alongside other skills.
  • All sessions are run by qualified instructors and trained volunteers.

Aims of Intervention

  • Increased gross motor skills and balance.
  • Increased confidence and sense of achievement.
  • Increased communication and relationships.


  • Sessions are sun by the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) at Parbold Riding School.
  • Students are assessed and be given starting points and potential.
  • They have potential to achieve Grade One otherwise they will receive achievement certificates.
  • Students will access lessons for approximately one term depending on progress.

Measured Impact

  • Photographic evidence is used as evidence of improvement.
  • The RDA use a tracker system to monitor improvements and progress.
  • Parents are asked for feedback.
  • Certificates and achievement awards are given to students as they progress.