‘Roisin loves the social side of Therapeutic Riding – meeting up with a different group of friends in the beautiful, relaxed setting of Errislannan. She had some difficulty initially mounting the pony, but this was overcome thanks to the great skill and enthusiasm of the therapists. The whole place celebrated with her when she took her first trip around the arena – the sense of achievement was enormous! A fantastic experience for her.’
Bernice – mum of one of our adult riders, Roisin.
‘Connemara Therapeutic Riding is quietly and effectively improving the quality of life of so many people in our beautiful corner of the world. As Eva’s aunt, seeing the joy that this service gives to her has been a huge motivator for me to get involved.’
Laura – an aunt of one of our riders and a volunteer.
‘Six of our children currently attend Therapeutic Riding sessions…….There is no doubt that the classes have been beneficial to them……It strengthens the concepts that they have learned in class. That’s a great advantage. The children’s body stability and strength has improved.’
PJ Lee, vice principal Scoil Mhuire Clifden
‘Aonghus has to use all his muscles when he’s sitting on the horse and this helps with the difficulties he has with his muscles. That’s very evident in the way he’s running and doing other things now that he wasn’t so comfortable with before. The horses also give Aonghus a lot of confidence too. That’s another benefit associated with the therapy.
Brendan Joyce – dad of one of our riders, Aonghus.
‘We’re very lucky to have such a facility in Connemara and that it’s available to the children who are in need of it.’
Brendan O’Malley, FORUM Connemara