Stevenage & District RDA operates from Model Farm, Handscombe End Road, Shillington SG5 3NB on Monday & Thursday mornings 10.00 am to 12.00 noon (in school term times). There has been a big change for ...
Leader & Side Helper
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SummaryWithout helpers there would be no RDA, the job is vital. We operate school term time only - Monday & Thursday mornings 10 am - 12 noon.
Helpers are there to provide support to enable the rider to ride and carry out the directions of the coach. Helpers provide the minimum assistance necessary and let the riders ‘do the work’. There are two separate jobs – the Leader and the Side Helper who with the pony work as a team. The Leader manages the pony/horse and follows the instructions from the Side Helper or Coach. They prepare the pony/horse for the ride – checking girth, stirrups, bridle. Lead the horse/pony round the school before he is ridden to loosen him up and ensure he is sound. The Side Helper walks beside the rider and gives moral and physical support which should be kept to a minimum. They are there to listen and understand the coach and relay instructions if necessary. Further information will be sent to you if you apply.