The Light House School – Riding For the Disabled Lessons
Five pupils from The Lighthouse School for the Deaf, wanted to start lessons with RDA in Cranleigh, but the costs of transport had proved to be too expensive, so we decided to step in and help out! The pupils are now riding each Monday across the summer term. The lessons provide good opportunities to incorporate the physio skills that some of the pupils are working on, as well as supporting independent communication between students and staff. Three of the students had never ridden before and all five are now gaining riding skills and confidence. It’s a really great way to start their week. When the weather is good, they take place in the Paddock or on bride paths . On wet days there is an indoor arena where they can practice use of reins and learning to trot. They also learn about horse care skills- parts of the body and the tack that is needed for their lessons.
A great all round experience for the students, which they all love!