Barguse is proud to say that we hold our accessibility mark and are an accredited centre. Accessibility Mark is a new initiative to encourage more people with disabilities into the world of horse riding and its therapeutic benefits. Each accredited centre has been through an assessment and training day with specialists from RDA to ensure they are a suitable and safe venue.
The centre is continually supported by RDA to ensure each rider progresses through the rider pathway to achieve their maximum potential.
Barguse has long provided sessions for both private and group riders who may have a variety of disabilities whether physical or mental. Regardless of age, we have found that the benefits derived from riding and interacting with horses helps enormously with both improving balance and core strength, helping to gain confidence and achieving individual goals. The RDA’s ethos is “that the simple pleasure of working with horses is the starting point from which everything else flows”
Medical professionals recognise that there are significant therapeutic benefits for the rider. The warmth and three dimensional movement of the horse is transmitted through the rider’s body, gradually making it more relaxed and supple, strengthening core stability, reducing spasms and improving balance, posture and co-ordination.
Riding offers an element of risk, often denied to many people, especially those who have been affected by an accident or serious illness and offers them the chance to regain mobility and a sense of achievement. People with congenital disabilities discover a new freedom in movement. Those with progressive diseases can retain mobility and remain active for longer.
Riding has also been shown to help in behaviour management, autistic spectrum disorder, communication difficulties and coping with anxiety. Barguse will work alongside any specialists or physiotherapists to help tailor the programme and exercises to benefit each rider. We can structure sessions for either an individual or for a group and have several groups that already attend each week.
We have specialized equipment to help in the sessions and will utilize other aids to help progress the riders. Prices start from £10 depending on the session.
For more information and to discuss further please give the office a call.