A CHARITY which helps disabled children learn to ride horses has embarked on an ambitious project to raise money for a new mechanical horse.
The Midgeland Riding School held a 24 hour ride-a-thon on one of the devices to launch its £40,000 fund-raising campaign.
A number of the school’s members took part in the day-long challenge and £3,000 was raised towards its target.
Committee member Pat Bevan said: “A riding simulator would enable disabled riders who currently have to have two side walkers to experience the faster gaits which for safety reasons is not possible on a real horse. These horses are not only a valuable training tool and confidence builder but are a physiotherapy aid and are great for fitness so as you can imagine are a valuable asset in our area.”
Any businesses interested in supporting the school’s efforts should contact Pat on 08452 416 346.