Act~Belong~Commit Therapeutic Riding
RDA Carine provides our Equine Therapeutic Riding Program for children and adults with disabilities. Riders who participate in the Equine Therapeutic Riding Program do so under the teaching of specially trained coaches.
Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social wellbeing of individuals with special needs. Therapeutic activities are often recreational and may cause someone to feel happier and more relaxed.
For some riders, their goals may be related directly to the development of horse riding skills or be therapeutic based.
The riding programs are designed to encourage participation and our centre works with individuals to achieve a range of outcomes and goals designed to develop their abilities and enrich their lives.
Vaulting is defined as gymnastics or dance on a moving horse,
An integrated program that provides participants with further opportunities for increased personal and physical development and social inclusion.
Vaulting is held on Saturday afternoons fortnightly from 2pm to 4pm.
RDA Carine and Anderson Neurological and Developmental Services are proud to provide Hippotherapy at our centre for riders of all ages.
What is Hippotherapy? From the Greek word ‘hippos’, meaning horse. The term Hippotherapy literally means 'treatment with the horse’. The key factor in Hippotherapy is the three-dimensional movement of the walking horse. Hippotherapy uses horse riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength.
Who performs Hippotherapy? Trained Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists work with a team of highly trained volunteers to utilise the movement of the horse as a therapy tool to achieve functional goals for people with disabilities.
How does the horse assist? Utilising the movement of a horse, our therapists work to achieve a vast range of our clients’ goals whilst also improving strength, balance, and coordination.
Act~Belong~Commit Own a Horse for the Day School Camp
The ‘Own a Horse for the Day’ program is held throughout the school holidays and includes horse riding as well as providing an opportunity for children to learn about what is involved in caring for a horse. Included in the days program will be;
Develop basic riding skills
Horse discipline and management.
We will have accredited coaches and volunteers to deliver the program – all with Working with Children Cards. Children of all abilities are invited to attend. The day will include a maximum of 10 children.
Leading Reins Corporate Training
Leading Reins Corporate Training has been designed by RDA Carine to provide the corporate sector an opportunity for a powerful learning experience for professionals interested in leadership and self-development
Through facilitated interactions with horses your team will have the opportunity to experience the power of non-verbal communication recognising signs and threats, develop intuition skills and identifying and respecting individual roles, responsibilities and accountabilities within a team.
Horses have a natural ability to read human nature through body language – a skill and learned behaviour that you can adapt to the office environment.