Riding For The Disabled Horses Raymond Terrace & Lower Hunter 2020
15.3hh Bay Gelding – Thoroughbred (on loan to RDA)
Supa is a big, gentle boy who is a favourite with riders and volunteers alike. He is quiet to ride, has a beautiful nature and easy paces. He is a star in helping our riders go through the transition to independent riding. While relaxing in his stall or in the arena between lessons, Supa sometimes likes to cross his back legs… not often seen in a horse!!
13.1hh Brown Gelding – Australian Riding Pony (on loan to RDA)
Tiger is a true Gentleman and a favourite to all. He is very gentle and works in our programme with some of our High Needs and younger riders. He has also competed with our Dressage riders in the NSW State Dressage Championships and won the reserve champion. Tiger sets the bar very high!
13.2hh Caramel Gelding – Palomino (on loan to RDA)
Chase is kind, patient, caring and understanding and is on loan from the same family as Tiger. Chase loves to chat and have fun, and is also a very hard worker. He has a slow steady pace which gives our new riders a lot of confidence whilst they are learning the basics of riding. Chase is the sort of horse our riders feel safe and comfortable on.
13.3hh Brown Mare – Australian Stock Horse (on loan to RDA)
Spirit is a recent addition to RDA. She has spent her time raising 2 little ones, helping out on the family farm with cattle work and helping with training a young rider at the local pony club. Now that she has retired and found she has time on her hands, she volunteers at RDA helping with the next generation of our Riders. She’s the alpha female in the paddock and keeps some of the other horses on their toes.
WAFFLES (Ladybird’s Brother)
14.2hh Gelding – Hafflinger (gifted to RDA)
Model Looks, Model Behaviour … what more can you say! Waffles is turning into one of the RDA Stars!! Not only photogenic, but his understanding and consideration he displays to our riders is amazing. At 29, Waffles is our oldest horse
Waffles and Ladybird are brother & sister. They are both beautiful caramel coloured horses with blond manes and tails. Waffles and Ladybird were both therapy horses before coming to RDA, have grown up together and are very devoted to each other.
LADYBIRD (Waffle’s Brother)
14hh Mare – Hafflinger (gifted to RDA)
Ladybird is just like Waffles but a little smaller and a lot paler in colour. She is very patient and gentle and our riders feel very confident riding her. Ladybird has a nice smooth walk and a wide back which helps our riders with their balance. She is a perfect horse for riders developing their riding skills as she can walk up at a fast pace and moves into a trot and back to a walk well. Ladybird will often whinny and call to Waffles if they are not in the same lesson together.
15.2hh Chestnut Mare – Australian Stockhorse (purchased by RDA)
Flame has seen it all. She was once a Jackaroo school horse …. and has taught city slickers and country folk. We are very glad she is now lending her skills and knowledge to RDA. Flame is a beautiful girl with a shiny copper coloured coat, is good with different levels of rider. She is a favourite with our more advanced riders as she is excellent at all the activities. Pet hate is that red head she sees looking back at her in the mirror, her ears go back and she will bare her teeth at herself, which is quite comical because as soon as she’s past it the smile goes back on.
13.3hh Chestnut Mare – Appaloosa (on loan to RDA)
Flika is Miss Independent!! If a horse could talk I am sure we would hear “I can do that on my own – just watch me”. She is a smart girl, likes to learn new activities and is well behaved on a long lead or off lead with our more advanced riders.
ALBUS (AKA ALBIE)
14.2 hh Paint Stock Horse Gelding (on loan to RDA)
Albus is currently in training, a very cheeky but friendly young man who likes to play ball and chew your water bottle given half a chance. In a previous life he has been used for stock work and has accumulated a number of knocks and dings including losing his right eye lashes.
15.3 hh Brown Mare – Warmblood (on loan to RDA)
Ebony is currently in training and is a sooky girl, loves to put her head to your feet and just stand like that whilst you scratch her ears and neck. In her past she was been a restricted novice eventer and has 3 nice even paces at walk trot and canter and should be an asset for dressage groups. She had not done any work in 6 to 7 years but during that time had a foal and sometimes you will see her wistfully looking into the distance, as if looking for her baby. She likes to say hello when you appear with feed.
14 hh Grey Mare – Australian Riding pony (on loan to RDA)
Angel is currently in training and we hope that she will be in the program at the earliest opportunity next year. She has competed at Pony Club shows in hack classes, show jumping, sporting and likes to get out and about on trail rides.