How therapy horses change the lives of riders, carers and volunteers
To celebrate the hard work of therapy animals around the UK, Country Living visit the Riding for the Disabled Association’s Watershed group in Gloucestershire.
The RDA will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.
The welcome from the passionate volunteers at Watershed, in the postcard-perfect Cotswold village of Coates, in the Cotswolds, is as warm as the smiles on the disabled riders’ faces when they mount their favourite horse.
Each rider has formed a fierce bond with their animal, entrusting them to pick up the slack when their mental or physical disabilities don’t allow them to have full control.