What a Smile!

15 September 2020
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Another lovely afternoon at the stables. Leah celebrating successfully identifying parts of the pony –  with huge thanks to our creative coach Pat, who designed and made the pony head and labels! Whilst, brother, Harrison, concentrated on making Marco look his best!

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Fi learns horse anatomy

8 September 2020
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Fi demonstrates her knowledge of horse anatomy, with a very patient Alfie

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Lots more photos for our “getting started” gallery.

25 August 2020
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Grooming, learning about pony care, leading a pony, learning to tack up,  even poo-picking….. our riders are relishing the opportunity to simply spend time with their ponies & develop relationships with them.  It may not be riding, but for many it’s just as beneficial and enjoyable. As well as assisting with sessions,  our volunteers have […]

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Sunflowers bring a smile!

3 August 2020
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On a glorious morning we were delighted to welcome Scarlett to the stables. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Diesel, including walking in the sunflower maze! Matthew couldn’t believe how many sunflowers there were and was thrilled to take some home for Mum. Happy days!

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Sun & Sunflowers at the stables

2 August 2020
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Another busy week at the stables as we develop our activities.  As well as meeting the ponies, we now have an activity table, where our participants can find out more about the care and management of their ponies. Our volunteers have also been busy, keeping our ponies fit and exercised.  Helpers and ponies have all […]

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More happy riders

20 July 2020
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More happy riders have been visiting their ponies.  For some, it’s their first outing since lockdown began, however any initial trepidation was soon allayed, once reunited with by their favourite ponies.  Welcoming our riders back to the stables is a hugely positive experience and although it may be a while before we can re-start riding, […]

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Another busy day at the stables

15 July 2020
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Heather was delighted to be reunited with Diesel. “Thank you to everyone who made Heather’s visit possible yesterday.  Diesel’s condition is a credit to the RDA team looking after him – he looks splendid. Well done girls. Thank you Heather & Hilary 👍” As well as welcoming back riders, we were busy introducing our ponies to “long reining”. […]

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Another happy afternoon!

4 July 2020
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Another happy afternoon with Fi & Reuben enjoying their time with Alfie & Kiera –  and we even missed the showers- well mostly! The pictures below speak for themselves. Once again our volunteers showed adaptability and innovation, as we made some changes to enhance our riders experience; offering tack cleaning & changing the location slightly. […]

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Exciting Day! Riders meet their ponies!

1 July 2020
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What a great day it was when the Group welcomed back its first riders to ‘meet n greet’ their ponies yesterday.  With all the necessary precautions put in place, they patted and  talked to their ponies with lots of smiles and joy.  The ponies have so missed them all and they them.  Such a special […]

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Our riders have dressed up in their riding clothes for Joe Wicks exercise class

9 May 2020
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You may be aware that Joe Wicks is doing a PE class for families every weekday.  Louis and Ellis have done every one!   On Fridays there is a “fancy dress” theme where you are encouraged to dress in clothing other than exercise wear.  So the boys are dressed as RDA riders!  Louis still has his […]

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