At TPRDA, we are proud of our well mannered, fit and keen horses. We value them highly because without them there would be no RDA.
To qualify to be a "Totara Park RDA Horse", horses and ponies must be patient, fit and well, free-moving with an even gait, have a great temperament and above all, be willing and happy to work with us.
LilyGold Supporter – Chris Wilcox
Lily is our strongest pony with a lively walk, perfect for older children and adults. She is a Clydesdale-Cob with the ideal gentle nature for RDA work and very popular with riders and volunteers alike.
ZoeSilver Supporter – Julia Milward
Zoe, our finely built, gentle girl stands at 14.1 hands. She's a crossbred paint coloured pony with a tail most blondes would die for. Her manners are wonderful too. This is very reassuring for new riders.
TobiSilver Supporter – Whitford Dental Group
Tobi is a full sized Miss, at 14.2 hands who loves a balanced rider, making her ideal for the independent adult riders
DancerSeeking a Horse Support Donor
Dancer is a girl with a lovely even temper who puts the new rider at their ease. She thinks dress up is fun too and is quite okay about being kitted out for our annual Gingerbread Horse Bake fund raiser launch.
BobbyGold Supporter– Gemscott Ltd
Bobby, our cutest mare stands at 11 hands, which is ideal for smaller riders. She is a Dun with black points and an excellent walk. This movement and an unflappable nature make for perfect ride therapy.
HersheyPlatinum Sponsor - YHI (New Zealand) Ltd
Hershey is a boy who likes to keep the rest of the herd inline. However he adapts well to all sorts of riders and always does his best to make it enjoyable for them.
Saint is a sturdy Welsh-Cob boy with a broad back and the patience of a Saint. If rider confidence is low, Saint’s your boy to ride.
JubileeGold Supporter – Ken Stevenson
Jubilee is a Palouse mare. She has excellent movement and an ideal temperament for our sessions. Her spots make her pretty interesting too. At 13.2 hands she is a welcome addition to the herd.
PuniSilver Supporter – Julmar Holdings Ltd
Puni is a lovely natured bay gelding, approx 15.1 hands who has really taken to being a therapy horse. He is first at the gate in the mornings, keen to come up to the stables and start his day. He loves the attention he’s given from regular grooming and from his riders. On his non therapy days he enjoys striding out in the park.
Additional Horse Sponsorship
If you would like to consider sponsoring a Totara Park RDA horse, have a horse you think might suit RDA, or would just like to discuss horses further, please click here.