A guide by British Blind Sport (BBS) and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has all the answers.
Equestrian activities such as horse riding, vaulting (gymnastics and dance on horseback) and carriage driving can develop a number of skills, improve self-esteem and create enjoyable experiences. With the right support and adaptations, people of all abilities can participate.
The publication, called “A Guide to Delivering Equestrian Activities for Visually Impaired People”, advises on topics such as the importance of verbal communication and best way to coach people with VI in equestrian activities. Along with considerations around environmental factors, equipment and facilities, it also provides tips on promoting your activities through the right channels and formats.