As part of my community work as an artist, in the past, I have worked with prison inmates and with groups of young people from challenging backgrounds. I quickly realised the therapeutic benefits that creating art can bring, particularly for people from these disadvantaged groups. I believe the same benefits can be gained from working with horses in a therapeutic set-up. It is surprising just how many people I meet when we are out and about who just want to pat and stroke Tommy. He enjoys it too!
Experiencing the Wisdom of the Horse.
Equine assisted therapies can help to inspire people from all walks of life to recognise their own potential through physical contact with horses. It can open your heart to spiritual awakening, creativity, healing and growth.
The Riding for the Disabled Association is a UK charity specifically dedicated to ‘improving the lives of thousands of people through education, therapy and fun‘. I have always been a great admirer of the many people who voluntarily give up their time and energy to help run all the RDA groups around the country and for the fantastic work they do in helping so many people enjoy horses. So my mission is to reach a target of £10,000, by March 2016. The money raised by my activities will really make a difference and allow RDA to provide more life-changing opportunities for disabled adults and children in the UK.
I have set up a specific linking page on myDonate. You can see it here, via my Charity page. Who is going to be the brave person to kick start my fundraising efforts? Could it be you?