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post #1 of 9 Old 08-02-2016, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center a new Mounting Block in CA!

My therapeutic horse riding center, Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in Chatsworth, CA has a broken plastic three-step mounting in the arena that I ride, and the other area has the good three-step mounting block that my dad donated a couple years ago.

The broken mounting block is not safe for therapeutic horse riding because it is wobbly. The mounting block has a big hole in the bottom caused by a horse. Someone is going to get hurt from that mounting block.

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In the UK at the RDA Centre I helped at they had a big wooden platform built by a volunteer, over size so you could have two assistants and a rider on top, and of course a wheel chair ramp.

Our riders were mostly very disabled, so a normal plastic block would not of worked.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-02-2016, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't asking for a donation for a new mounting block for Ride On in Chatsworth, CA. I was asking how to get a three-step mounting block donated to Ride On in Chatsworth, CA. How do you get a new three-step mounting block donated to Ride On in Chatsworth, CA?
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You could write letters soliciting donations and send them to local businesses, or to tack stores. I know in my area the local therapeutic riding center has a lot of community support and businesses who donate funds or services regularly.

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Most therapeutic riding centers have donors who are willing to help cover the costs of necessities. Our trail riding club holds funding-raising trail rides that includes an auction of donated items, services, and meals to support the therapeutic riding center in this area.
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-28-2016, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Blister on Top of the Foot for Horse Riding

Yesterday, I got blister from my Therapeutic riding lesson when I was wearing my paddock boots and my peacock Safety Stirrups. I was pushed into the rail by my instructor, and my stirrup rubbed against my foot. The horse that I was riding was a fat one. I can't wear my new tennis shoes because my mom thinks that they gave me the blister; I know the tennis shoes didn't do it. My riding instructor wants me to be next to the rail in the arena. How I do not get blisters when I ride next to the rail?

Would getting a different pair of safety stirrups help?
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I am very confused by this post.. are you saying that your trainer wants you so close to the rail that your foot is literally pressing up against it and riding along with it? I don't think new stirrups will help this, I think not being so close to the rail that your foot is dragging across will help.

In the meantime of the healing process, I would get some of this: Target : Expect More. Pay Less.
They are amazing and you will be able to wear your tennis shoes once again along with your paddocks and continue to ride with no pain.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-29-2016, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, my instructor wants me ride really close to rail, so my foot brushes on it. The other instructor doesn't make me ride right next to the rail.
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Yes, my instructor wants me ride really close to rail, so my foot brushes on it. The other instructor doesn't make me ride right next to the rail.
I read your other post (not sure why you posted it twice?) and I saw that you said that your dad would call you out if you told your trainer that she was telling you to smash your leg against the rail and ride. You need to tell your dad that he needs to let you be, this is between you and your trainer. Or tell your trainer and she will take care of it for you.

When you are in the ring, that is between you and your trainer. Not you, your trainer, and your dad. If he is paying her to train you, then he needs to let her do her job and not interfere. If you tell her that you are too close to the rail then she will listen and not make you ride so close.

Also just wanted to point out- in theory yes you do want to be on the rail. However being on the rail literally does not mean be sitting ON the rail. If Trainer Number One tells you to get on the rail, she probably means to be as close as you can (and not hitting it). If Trainer Number Two doesn't say this, then she may not care if you are more in the middle. And remember. If you do not understand something, or if you are taking something extremely literally do not be afraid to ask your trainer for clarification. They will be happy to assist and show you a different way of doing it so that you may be able to understand. They cannot read your mind if you are having issues with something. Be verbal, ask relevant questions, and then LISTEN for the answer and do as your told. You will have a MUCH better experience if you do this!
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