A riding school in the heart of magnificent countryside is offering a fantastic new experience for disabled riders.
Penycoed Riding Centre lies just a few miles outside the border town of Oswestry and is encouraging more disabled people to get in the saddle.
Situated right on the Welsh border, the riding centre boasts staggering views over the Shropshire countryside and borderlands, giving guests an unrivalled riding experience.
The family run business has been operating for more than 40 years, and during that time it has established a fantastic reputation for creating a friendly, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for nervous and disabled riders.
Penycoed has a number of beautiful horses and ponies to suit people of all ages and abilities, and friendly instructors are guaranteed to put riders’ safety and requirements first.
Most of the horses at the centre were born and reared at the stables, and learned to socialise with people from a very early age.
Riders are in for a real treat at Penycoed Riding Centre as ride outs consists of miles of bridleways and tracks through beautiful woodlands, allowing riders to really explore and enjoy this special corner of the world.
The benefits of horse riding for people with disabilities is becoming more widely known, as more and more people up and down the country are taking advantage of this popular past time.
The act of getting people out in the fresh air is a fantastic start, but there plenty of other benefits including muscle strengthening, and exercise, in addition to the emotional benefits associated with the sport.
Simply being around horses is known to have a calming and relaxing effect on people, and regular sessions will enable people to build a relationship with these beautiful creatures.
Horse riding is can be an effective therapy for a wide range of disabilities and conditions including downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, and even who have suffered spinal cord damage.
To find out more about how you can get involved, ring Penycoed Riding Centre on 01691 830608, or visit www.penycoedridingstables.co.uk