“Smartie is my favourite,” says Eilidh. Her mum Michelle adds, “Everyone in our family knows all about him and their exploits!” A little grey Welsh Section A gelding, Smartie is our smallest (11.2hh), oldest (26 years old), and arguably our cutest therapy pony. He is very gentle and patient with our youngest riders.
Eilidh loves coming to MRT, and had a very special job this year when she helped us officially saddle-up and pick out the winning name for our new Mechanical Horse, Oreo!
“It is always a real highlight of her week and she bounces out of bed on a Saturday morning eager to join in the fun,” says Michelle, “Having such facilities near to home is brilliant and we are very grateful to all the helpers who give up their time to help the kids learn, grow, develop and have fun.”
What would you say to someone thinking of trying Riding Therapy?
Michelle says, “You’ve everything to gain! Eilidh has made new friends, bonded with the horses, enjoyed the outdoors and more importantly built her self-confidence.”
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