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Carriage driving

Carriage driving inspires people who are unable to ride a horse but are capable and have the courage to either climb on to a carriage or to be pushed up a ramp onto the carriage in their wheelchair. Safety straps secure the wheelchair and they can then drive out into the countryside enjoying a one to one experience with a pony or horse with the feeling of freedom that this brings. 

The sense of achievement the client feels when they ask a pony or horse to walk on or trot on is tremendous. The ponies are all trained to obey voice command and the rewards that the clients experiences, as they feel they have control, is very liberating.

Clients can sometimes arrive with us not feeling at their best but when they realise they are carriage driving positive changes are noticeable and they cannot wait to get on board and set off on one of our two, four wheeled, carriages.  

How much does it cost?

For our sessions, we suggest a minimum donation of ¬£10 per session/per person for both riding and carriage driving. However, if you would like to make a larger donation then this is always welcomed.

Want to come along or know more?

Our driving sessions are run from spring to autumn and start at 10am. If you are interested in joining us or would like more information then please call 01473 737087 or email enquiries@rdawoodbridge.org.uk