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7 benefits of horse riding – community supports
Community Supports – Horse-riding
Horse riding is one of the most popular recreational supports at our Community Hub. As part of our Community Support program we frequently attend the Moorabbin Riding for the Disabled http://www.rdav.asn.au/centres/moorabbin/who provide fabulous support to riders. Horse riding is known for its variety of health benefits, not only is it an incredibly fun way to get outdoors and get active, it also improves:
• Co-ordination and reflexes,
• overall balance,
• visual spatial perception,
• range of joint movement,
• emotional control and self-discipline,
• and the capacity to create social connection.
Jane from RDA sees real change when someone starts horse riding who is tentative and unsure but soon becomes very positive. Take Peter who has limited verbal skills and was initially anxious about getting on a horse but now he is a calm and confident rider.
The fun is not limited to horse riding, we offer a range of community supports.
For those with a creative flair, why not give our art program a go.
Or, if you love sports, get fit and have fun with our group and personal training, swimming or basketball – there are activities to suit all interests.
Take a look at what is on offer at https://www.marriott.org.au/community-hub/.
Contact Julia our Community Hub Receptionist, on 9577 6909 or [email protected]