Participant OrganiserParticipant Organiser
I have been involved in RDA for many years and began volunteering when a previous Physiotherapist moved South. I then completed the training to enable me to offer hippotherapy and also qualified as an RDA coach. In 2018, I officially retired as a physiotherapist but still offer therapy riding as a coach. I am a Coach Developer and on the Coaching team for the Edinburgh and Borders Region.
I thoroughly enjoy the lovely enabling atmosphere at RDA sessions and am still often surprised by the amazing things that happen when a horse and human meet. As a retired physiotherapist I feel it is a movement session that is hard to replicate by other more traditional methods.
I love seeing the joy on a participant’s face when he or she take control of the pony whether that be riding or in a groundwork session. It is amazing. I hope to encourage many more therapists to become involved.