What do we do?

The Brae is an independent charity group that is part of the national Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

Through the commitment of our volunteers The Brae enables people with disabilities to benefit their health and well being and to achieve their goals.

Horse riding offers an opportunity for:

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  • enjoyment
  • challenge
  • friendship
  • laughter
  • achievement
  • independence
  • self-confidence

 

Medical professionals recognise that there are also 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, reducing spasms and improving balance, muscle-tone, co-ordination and posture.
Riding offers a challenge, often denied to many people, especially those who have been affected by an accident or serious illness and offers them a chance to to regain mobility and a sense of achievement. People with congenital disabilities often discover a new freedom in movement.

 

The Brae relies on the input and support of volunteers and without them the centre could not operate. Volunteers are needed with a wide range of skills to make our groups work, not just those who help with horse riding but also fundraisers, or simply those who help with a bit of DIY.