How You Can Help Us


Arrive on time (not too early!) and let us know asap if you have been delayed or need to cancel. We fully understand that things can change quickly, but it really helps us and our volunteers if you keep us informed.

Please do not hang around after your session has finished. It upsets all our Child protection, Confidentiality,  Health and Safety, and scheduling processes.

Make sure your child is wearing stretchy pants. Jeans etc restrict movement and can be uncomfortable for the rider.

If you’re bringing siblings, please keep them quiet and safe. The rider cannot get full benefit from their session if they are distracted. Also, please bear in mind that not every animal in the yard likes to be approached or petted and we cannot provide supervision while we’re working. Play it safe!

Trust us! We know what we’re doing.

Unless your child really needs you to be involved – or if the coach asks for your help – the greatest benefit comes from them working only with the coach. (less distractions, voices and instructions etc)

Feedback, Tell us if you notice any changes in your child as a result of Therapeutic Horse-riding

Volunteer! You could train to be a leader or side-walker (not for your own child) or if you have any DIY or other skills there are always little jobs to be done!horses-connect, Galway, volunteer, theraputic horse-riding