School is back and it’s time for the volunteers of the Kempsey-Macleay Riding for the Disabled Centre to dust off the boots, helmets, saddles and groom the horses for the start of the 2019 riding year.
Our volunteer organisation provides people with a disability the opportunity to ride and enjoy all of the activities connected with horse riding.
The riding is not just for fun, it is a unique form of exercise and rehabilitation. Riding is therapeutic.
The complex movements of the horse help to improve co-ordination, balance, muscular development and fitness.
The RDA programme benefits all family members as they see their child/ sibling making improvements to their social and physical well being. Kempsey-Macleay Centre also caters for adult riders.
The centre recommenced this week for lessons at the Kempsey Showgrounds and is looking forward to another successful, satisfying and fun year.
Volunteers interested in getting involved in this not-for-profit organisation do not need to be ‘horsey’ as there are many things to do including preparation of the arena, care of the horses, maintenance and organising morning tea.
New riders are welcome. For information the president can be contacted on 0414 767 578 or the secretary on 0431 186 208.