Story: Disabled sport

Riding for the Disabled (2nd of 2)

Riding for the Disabled

A Riding for the Disabled programme is shown in operation at Totara Park in Manukau. Riding has great therapeutic benefits for people with disabilities, helping with balance, muscle tone, perception, spatial awareness and motor skills. The organisation has also made it possible for disabled riders to become involved in equestrian sports.

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Totara Park Riding for the Disabled

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Ian McDonald, 'Disabled sport - Development of disabled sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38017/riding-for-the-disabled (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Ian McDonald, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 2 Aug 2017