RDA (NSW) Riders
Riders are assessed prior to commencing riding so that a suitable individual program can be developed for each person. Some riders are assisted initially by up to two trained helpers and a leader. Many graduate to riding independently and some to competition level.
Riders must have consent from their Doctor before being commencing in the program and this will need to be updated on a regular basis.
There are strict safety standards in RDA (NSW). Riders are required to wear helmets for horse riding and horse-related activities as well as correct footwear. These are often provided by the centres. Special equipment is occasionally used however RDA (NSW) attempts to keep conditions as close to natural as possible to encourage the riders to achieve a good position through the use of their own body . Riding Develops Abilities