The Join In blog: Tagged "horse riding"

Join In's Top 10 blogs of 2015
What were your highlights from a great year in volunteering?

Join In’s top 10 blogs of 2015

In 2015, our blog covered everything from korfball to blind golf. We bring it to a close with some of our favourite blogs from the past twelve months.

10. Fat boy Slimmer

Ben Fairburn once weighed twenty-three stone, now he weighs fifteen. Ben wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the help of volunteers. Here is his inspirational story:

Fat Boy Slimmer

The transformation of Ben before and after running is remarkable. (more…)

Recent News

All over the UK, the RDA is helping get disabled people into horse riding.

Riding in the face of adversity

Julie Taylor and Kirsty Cameron are two of 18,000 Riding for the Disabled volunteers across the UK who hope to help people through horse riding.

The affectionate, calm and kind nature of horses provide a unique therapy for people with both mental and physical disabilities.

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Sophie Christiansen: Volunteers helped me to gold

Triple Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen blogs about South Bucks Riding for the Disabled Association Group and the importance of volunteers in disabled sport.

“I started riding when I was six for physiotherapy.  Riding really changed my life, and it can really change the lives of the young riders here.  Riding a horse can improve your confidence, balance, coordination, self-belief and control.