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Riding for the Disabled

Smeltings Farm Riding Centre provides regular tuition for the Sheffield RDA Group. We have riding sessions twice a week and those participating, both riders and helpers, find the sessions very rewarding.

If you would be interested in assisting please contact us or alternatively if you wish to make a donation, or find out more about the Riding for the Disabled Association please visit their web site at

I saw a child who could not walk,

sit on a horse and laugh and talk

Then ride it through a field of daisies

- and yet he could not walk unaided.

I saw a child, no legs below,

sit on a horse and make it go through woods

of green & places he had never seen,

to sit and stare - except from a chair.

I saw a child who could not crawl,

mount a horse and sit up tall.

Put it through degrees of paces,

and laugh at the wonder in our faces.

I saw a child born into strife,

take up and hold the reins of life

And this same child was heard to say

'thank God for showing me the way'.

John Anthony Davis. South Africa.

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