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21 June, 2021

Inspired by disabled riding

Riding for Disabled Association volunteer Amy Drew’s life-long love of horses has inspired her to lend her time to volunteering.

She has now been volunteering the with association for six years, riding fortnightly with students.

It is the perfect solution to not being able to afford a horse of her own, while being able to help out an organisation she believes in.

“I just love coming out here (to the Riding for the Disabled site) to volunteer and help out".

"(It) lets you work with other people," Ms Drew said.

"I just help with the lessons and organise the helmets, get the saddles and the bridles ready and all the grooming kits.

However, Ms Drew said she rides every fortnight with the students.

"I like helping (to) teach the lessons. Normally when it is a good day, we do the Nutbush.

"The students learn it on horseback."

She explained this dance move was done with their arms.

Her love of horses started when she was eight years old, where her passion continues in her adult years.

"I had a very good riding lesson when I was learning how to ride, when I was eight years old," she said.

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