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  1. EQUESTRIAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS GREAT BRITAIN

  2. Develops co-ordination, good posture, balance, and body awareness. Improves athlete’s total fitness. Teaches self-discipline. Teaches athlete to respect and enjoy nature and animals. BENEFITS OF RIDING

  3. Enhances self-esteem. Provides athlete with a life-long sporting activity and is FUN. BENEFITS OF RIDING

  4. Age Temperament Gait Size – height and width SUITABILITY OF HORSE

  5. Balance Co-ordination Concentration Confidence Self-Esteem Enjoyment WORKING TRAILS - GAINS

  6. Dressage is ridden in a 20m x 40m arena. Many skills are developed in riding a dressage test – concentration and spacial awareness are improved DRESSAGE

  7. It is very important for riders to understand how to look after their horse properly. Grooming – why do we groom? Feed – What to feed – portions – how often – treats. HORSE CARE & KNOWLEDGE

  8. Tack – Care and fitting of tack. Stables/fields – cleanliness and safety. Looking after a horse is an extension of looking after yourself! HORSE CARE & KNOWLEDGE

  9. Join local Special Olympics or RDA Group. Go along to nearest Equestrian Centre and see what they have to offer. Make sure they are geared up for riders with physical/learning disability. Start your own Special Olympics Equestrian Group. For more details contact Equestrian Technical Advisor or Head Office. HOW TO GET STARTED