Riding for the Disabled
This activity is open to pupils aged 14 and over and is a much appreciated and worthwhile task. Pupils will help the staff and volunteers at the Forth Valley Riding for the Disabled Association by Blairingone when disabled adults and children from the local area visit.
The Riding for the Disabled Association is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, through the provision of opportunities for riding, enabling people to improve their health and wellbeing, and encouraging confidence and self-worth whilst having fun.
No previous experience is necessary as volunteers are taught how to tack and groom the horses, and take the leading rein for walks outdoors in the better weather or for exercises in the indoor arena.
Volunteering one evening per week can contribute towards the Service section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and can provide excellent work experience for those considering a career working with Disabled people and Veterinary Medicine.
- When: Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm during the first and third terms (with options for volunteering during second term)
- Location: Wellhall Cottage, Blairingone
- Equipment: Strong footwear and old clothes
Dr Shona Scheuerl