The project involves the upkeep of 2 of two horses suited to the needs of smaller children with disabilities. Horses of an appropriate size and temperament are essential to cope with the particular conditions of our riders. Pip and Bobbie have previous experience working with children and are therefore ideally suited for this role. Our horses provide our riders with physical exercise, opportunities to develop new skills and chances to interact with other service users.
We provide exciting opportunities for physical exercise, for both existing and new riders. Riding helps develop core strength and improves posture, co-ordination and balance - which, in turn, supports more lasting health improvements. Riding encourages children and young people with disabilities to be as physically independent as possible.
Thank you for your support-I believe it is imperative that we support persons affected by disability in our community. The Gareloch RDA provides an invaluable activity that offers many benefits. The continuation of this project is essential. It has been part of the Helensburgh and Lomond and the wider community for many years now. The need for this project has never been greater.
Great project, what does everyone else think?
What a lovely project - Pip and Bobbie will also have a positive effect on mood and mental health in addition to offering physical exercise.
Thank you for the positive comment-in total we have 5 ponies and 56 registered service users. The actual cost of the whole project is in the region of £30,000 per annum. We have 100 volunteers-no paid staff whatsoever. I would welcome anyone to come and visit us and have a look at the great work the Gareloch RDA does.
Great local project that requires our support to ensure it can continue to provide this invaluable support to local disabled children and young people.
Gareloch RDA provides a great service with positive benefits for many children. You only have to look at the smiles on the rider's faces and listen to their parents talking about the impact riding has on their children's lives to understand what a wonderful organisation this is.
Hello-I'd just like to correct a point-it is Bella and Bobbie-not Pip!!!
Such a beneficial project to support. It is so important service users get every chance to benefit from all the positives of it.
Argyll and Bute TSI will hold a drop in help session on Wednesday (10th January) from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm in the Helensburgh office at 14 Colquhoun Square. If you would like help with the stage 2 application pop in and see us (we will have a cuppa and biscuits on hand too...)
To be able to help to bring fun and enjoyment into the lives of children with disabilities is a gift in itself. This opportunity should not be missed by anyone who cares about the welfare of others.
To be able to help to bring fun and enjoyment into the lives of children with disabilities is a gift in itself. This opportunity should not be missed by anyone who cares about the welfare of others. To care is to love. To love is to be.
This is a valuable therapeutic activity for individuals with any type of disability. There is no question this needs to continue and allow individuals with disability to have this opportunity.
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