Dressage rda simulator
All the features of the Dressage Simulator, with the additional features of our RDA software.
For many with physical and/or mental disabilities, horse riding offers a therapy that they simply cannot achieve elsewhere. The Racewood Dressage Simulator offers the same, rhythmical, life-like motion of our other simulators, and can carry riders of up to 16 stone. The simulator can be run all day, whatever the weather, allowing schools to offer riding lessons and therapies round the clock, in a safe and controlled environment.
Specialist RDA software
Working directly with RDA in the UK, Racewood has developed a NEW, digital landscape. Based on the countryside challenge, riders can explore over 4,000 acres of land, ranging from a stroll through a village, a hack through the woods or a ride on the beach. Interactive features allow the rider to engage with the environment e.g. posting a letter, collecting eggs, visit the farmyard. The software keeps track of how far each rider has travelled, the locations they have visited and the things they have seen. It also has the option to provide a printed certificate.
"The long-term benefits of using a Racewood Simulator have been amazing, I’ve gone from not being able to walk at all as a result of tremors to being strong enough to take a few steps with a walker, all because my muscles have become more engaged and working together at once to improve and support my movement. I have more stamina and can ride at a higher intensity for longer. My riding has greatly improved on a living horse and I’ve seen better reactions and more comfortable responses in the horse I am riding due to postural and positional corrections established overtime while on the simulator."
Winnie, Para Rider and Disability Activist (READ FULL ARTICLE)
"My name is Lewis Baker-Vose, I am fourteen years old. I have celebral palsy which affects all four of my limbs. Recently I began riding at Pendle Group Riding for the Disabled Association. I thoroughly enjoy this and cannot praise them enough. I ride the mechanical computerised riding simulator, which was bought by the National Lottery Fund. It helps me with my posture, core strength and stability, concentration, stamina, my walking ability and last but not least my speech and confidence."
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SAFE AND CONTROLLED
First and foremost the RDA simulator allows riders to gain confidence in a safe environment, before heading our to ride the real thing. Using our simulators allows instructors to remain in full control, so should the rider wish to stop it only takes the push of a button.
A therapeutic lateral action is found in all gaits, to improve muscle tone and strength. The speed of the simulator is controlled either by the rider, using the leg sensors, or by the instructor using the buttons found on the side of the horse.
Take a run down onto the beach or a stroll through the farmyard. There are over 3,000 acres to explore.