Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Well, I'm all signed up to be a volunteer for RDA. Everyone seems really friendly so I'm going along again next week to actually help. I met some of the riders today. They are adults with learning difficulties and a really enthusiastic bunch. One lady is 76 and has been riding for years! It was great to see them head off for a ride in the woods on this glorious sunny afternoon. The second class, which is a group of children with mild to moderate learning disabilities had cancelled for today so I didn't get to meet them. It was good to see some of the horses I'd not encountered before. One of them, Hannah, has had a tracheotomy for around 15 years!! She's now in her mid-twenties and has given thousands of disabled riders happy times over the years. The helpers told me that the horses seem to sense when their rider is "different" and behave extra well...even the horses who are normally a bit bolshy like Albert and Theo!
So I just took a snatched shot of my garden from the bedroom window today - it's so good to see the sun and the garden coming back to life. Hope everyone is having a good day.