Rocky Bay grants riding wish

Steven Thomson with horse Teno at RDA Carine
Steven Thomson with horse Teno at RDA Carine

AVID horse rider Steven Thomson had his wish granted when he recently visited Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Carine.

Thanks to Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree, Mr Thomson received horse riding lessons at the Carine facility and a new riding outfit.

The 39-year-old lives with cerebral palsy and has enjoyed horse riding for the past eight years, winning ribbons at various events.

Rocky Bay lead support worker Craig Johnston submitted the wish application to help ease financial pressure on Mr Thomson’s family.

“Riding supports Steven to maintain and improve his posture, flexibility and fine motor skills, alongside an improved range of movement and muscle control,” he said.

“The benefits are not just physical, as riding also aids Steven’s cognitive processing through improved memory, concentration and social skills.

“Visiting his friends and horse, Teno, at RDA in Carine remains the highlight of his week.”

Donations to the Wishing Tree funds special experiences or equipment for customers when no other funding source is available.

Donate online or call 9383 6111.