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.