RDA Programs


Horse riding is a therapeutic activity which benefits riders in all facets of their lives. Each rider has personal goals set for them, including physical, psychological or social goals.

For more information about our lessons please contact Mackay Riding for Disabled on 07 4944 0066 and leave a message.

Prospective riders will be placed on a waiting list until a position becomes available.

What are the Benefits?

Physical Benefits

  • Improved Balance
  • Strengthened Muscles
  • Improved Co-ordination, faster reflexes and better motor planning
  • Stretching of Tight or Spastic Muscles
  • Decreased Spasticity
  • Increased range of motion of the joint
  • Reduction of the abnormal movement patterns
  • Improved respiration and circulation
  • Improved appetite and digestion
  • Sensory integration

Social Benefits

  • Friendship
  • Development of respect and love of animals
  • Increasing experiences
  • Enjoyment
  • Family enjoyment/relaxation

Educational Benefit

  • Remedial Reading
  • Remedial Maths
  • Sequencing, patterning and motor planning
  • Improved eye/hand co-ordination
  • Visual spatial perception
  • Differentiation
  • Work experience

Psychological Benefits

  • General sense of well being
  • Increased interest in one’s life
  • Improved Self Confidence
  • Emotional control and self-discipline
  • Increased interest in the outside world
  • Sense of Achievement