Group wants more helpers to saddle up

Willie Warnock and two of the group’s horses with Taj Dixon and Aldi Hardiputra.
Willie Warnock and two of the group’s horses with Taj Dixon and Aldi Hardiputra.

‘Over the years more than 500 people have volunteered to help,’ RDA coach Willie Warnock said.

‘We need a few more to join the fun.’

Ms Warnock will host a volunteer training session at the Sawyers Valley |centre on February 22.

‘Interested volunteers should come along to find out if the group is the right fit for them,’ she said.

The riding centre has six horses and the coach matches each horse to suit the needs of each rider, aged four to teens.

‘I also need to match the right helper with a rider and horse,’ said Ms Warnock.

‘It is a very special experience to be part of a young rider’s relationship with a horse. Helpers are very important.’

Volunteers do not need experience with horses because training is provided.

The group runs riding sessions for the disabled on Mondays and Wednesdays after school and on Saturday mornings. The sessions start next month.

For details call Ms Warnock on 0466 724 558.