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RDA needs a hand

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June 21, 2017

RDA volunteer Ron helps Jordan ride Molly.

Charlie rides solo around the yard on Lacey.

Corey shows how it’s done on his horse, Bo.

If you can spare a day a fortnight during school term to help children develop all kinds of skills at Riding for the Disabled Seymour, the group would love to hear from you.

It’s a case of the more the merrier in terms of volunteers — particularly those that are able to jog alongside the brave children and horses.

The popular RDA program currently has 16 children participating, but more help is needed.

While many of the children can now ride by themselves and are able to stop, start and steer, teaching a disabled child to ride from scratch is a labour-intensive business with a minimum of three people per rider: one to lead, and one on either side of the horse to provide balance.

To find out more, phone head coach Gay Lewis on 0425720269.

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