How to Ride
Cranleigh RDA has 8 ponies
and more than 220 people come to ride each week.
Most disabilities can be
accommodated as we have a hoist and ramp for mounting and various other useful
aids such as ladder reins and a sheepskin instead of a saddle. Providing a rider can support him/herself
when on the pony, riding can be beneficial.
Where a rider is profoundly disabled we can call upon a physiotherapist
within our group who will visit and advise. In the very rare event of us being
unable to take a rider it will be for safety reasons – if it would be unsafe
for the rider, the leader, side-walkers and to the pony to continue.
The first step to become a
rider is to contact Liz Harrison,
Chairman of the group to see if there is a vacancy. Some of the sessions are for schools and care
homes only, although there may be opportunities for individuals to join one of
these groups. The main sessions for
individual riders are Monday evenings at 6.00 pm and Saturday mornings at 10am
and 11am. If no vacancy is available you
will be put on a waiting list.
The cost of a lesson is
£6. After the initial assessment we ask
for the fees to be paid per term in advance.