Pony Trip for Handicapped


This afternoon I am reporting on a chance meeting yesterday with a couple who provide open air pony based experiences for handicapped persons.

This proved an eye-opener for me as hitherto I had never before encountered such a facility for the disadvantaged.

In essence there is custom designed (and possibly unique) 'buggy' with a flat bed for securely holding wheelchairs which is pulled by a pony named 'Obama' with a very calm temperament. 

Once the wheelchair is secured the pony is led at walking pace around terrain which can include fields and beaches.

I understand the service is provided Scotland wide on a not-for-profit basis.

For more information refer Facebook page:ICA Inclusive Countryside Access

Images herein courtesy of Kate Mulholland.



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