Wessex MS Therapy Centre has announced a heartwarming and inspiring visit by some of its members to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) at Wilton, Wiltshire.

The visit, held on Friday, June 28 provided a unique opportunity for our members to experience the therapeutic benefits of equine-assisted activities.

The visit to the RDA Wilton Centre was organised as part of Wessex MS Therapy Centre’s commitment to exploring diverse therapeutic approaches to improve the quality of life for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions.

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The RDA, renowned for its dedication to providing therapeutic horse riding and equine-based activities, welcomed members with open arms and provided a lovely afternoon filled with joy, connection, and tea and cake.

A behind-the-scenes look at the RDA facilities, including the stables and horses, provided insights into the care and training of the horses. The RDA team said “whenever The MS Centre visits, their members bring a warm energy to the place”. 

Visitors got the opportunity to look behind the scenes at RDAVisitors got the opportunity to look behind the scenes at RDA (Image: Wessex MS Therapy Centre)

Outreach Coordinator for the Wessex MS Therapy Centre, Sarah Folker, said: "The visit to RDA Wilton was incredibly uplifting. The connection with the horses and the compassionate support from the RDA team made it a truly therapeutic and enjoyable afternoon.

"The collaboration between Wessex MS Therapy Centre and RDA Wilton highlights the potential of equine-assisted activities to enhance physical and emotional well-being for individuals with MS. The visit underscored the value of integrating diverse therapies to support holistic health and wellness."

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The therapy centre added that it "looks forward to future collaborations with RDA Wilton and other organisations dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities".

Wessex MS Therapy Centre is a registered charity committed to providing comprehensive support, therapies, and information to individuals affected by Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

Based in Warminster, the centre serves a large regional area, offering a wide range of services designed to improve the quality of life for those living with MS and their families.

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) at Wilton is part of a nationwide charity dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through equine-assisted activities.

The RDA provides opportunities for therapy, achievement, and enjoyment, benefiting physical and mental well-being.