Welcome to the family PJ!
Thanks to the generous support of local charity Ashcroft’s Let’s Make Better, the Orange branch of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) have been able to make the much-loved horse PJ a permanent member of their stable.
PJ has been on lease to the local RDA, but recently came up for sale.
“We have used PJ for quite some time, and he has proved to be a really good horse,” said branch president Robyn Livermore.
“During the year Ashcrofts support us very generously with donations through various ways, so we decided we would spend the money to purchase PJ. As you know, the horses have to be of a very quiet nature and this horse has been trialled here for some time and proven to be exactly what we want so it is very good to have this money to purchase PJ.”
For 40 years the RDA has been there to help local Orange children with disabilities and today it continues to be a boon for kids at the Anson Street and Glenroi schools.
“It is a wonderful program,” said Robyn. “We have children here that probably don't speak very much, but when you get them on the horse they are quite chatty. And there is definitely a bond the form with their horse.
“We are very grateful to the community of Orange for their support and at the moment if anybody has a very quiet horse that they think we could possibly use out here we would be very interested in trialling it to see if it was suitable.”