So you know the cheapest way to get extra horse experience? Can’t quite remember how I found out about it, but I’ll almost do anything to have myself working with horses. So, when I found out about Riding for the Disabled and the fact that they are always looking for volunteers, I thought – why not?
One Saturday every two weeks for about a two year period, I joined up with other volunteers at Riding for the Disabled of Australia in Moorabbin, Victoria to help out with grooming ponies, feeding, tacking up and leading young riders around an arena, over and around obstacles and on ‘trail rides’.
RDA is really a great cause and what better way to get extra hands on with horses, and be able to help out at the same time? An added bonus if you’d like, this would look excellent on the resume but just helping out was reward enough.
As someone who wants to eventually run my own agistment property and riding school, it was a great eye opener and an invaluable experience.
“In riding a horse we borrow freedom” – Helen Thompson
Why not help someone else to a chance at freedom?
tag: training australia
So I love horses, and I love the idea of travelling; but travelling isn’t cheap. One thing that’s so appealing about these animals though, is that you can work with them almost anywhere around the world.
Ireland has always been a dream of mine as a place to visit and has been made possible thanks to horses.
If you love working with horses and have a desire to travel, I strongly recommend you do so! The cheats way to do it without it costing too much, I believe is working holidays or attending an equine related course.
Currently, I’m studying at the Irish National Stud and am thoroughly enjoying myself, having come to another country to work with horses in an environment where I am learning daily, doing something I love and getting to meet different people from around the world and therefore – many contacts.
Check out the stud at http://www.irish-national-stud.ie/
“The outside of a horse is good for the inside of man.” – Winston Churchill
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