Before the colder weather arrives, we try to get outside as much as possible for sessions.
|Lead coach, Sam Orde, shows riders where to steer their ponies|
|Volunteers help children to use their reins|
Children often receive rosettes for their riding achievements at the end of term.
During half term, we held a competition for RDA Dressage and Showjumping and I enjoyed being involved in both of them!
|Robbie, rider and leader, prepare to start their dressage test|
|Robbie steps over a pole in RDA Level 1 Showjumping|
|Our youngest RDA rider, Connor, shows he can steer Gilly in a dressage test|
|RDA volunteers Chloe and Kirsten help their rider in RDA Level 1 Showjumping|
|Connor, wears a smart jacket to display his rosette on|
|Happy Oliver, with proud mum, was placed second in his class|
|RDA Coach, Sophie, introduces Magic to the hoist|
and with great success too!
|Magic is very relaxed as Sophie sits in the hoist next to him|
|Lesley, a vet from Alnorthumbria, demonstrates how to check a pony's back|
but was used in another training session with Lesley Barwise-Munro from www.alnorthumbriavets.co.uk/index.php?page=equine
|Lesley looking over Robbie's hind legs|
And after a full check over...
|Lesley shows how to do a flexion test on Robbie's near hind leg|
I was back in the indoor arena with Sam Orde for a RDA Showjumping demonstration...
|Sam Orde explains the forward jumping position during a training day for other RDA Groups|
and doing what I love best...
|Sophie demonstrates the correct jumping position on Robbie|