Congratulations to Clare on her 1st Place at RDA Queensland State Championship in Dressage!
Clare started our Southern Cross Support Services - Equine Therapy Program earlier this year.
As with all new students Clare was a little unsure at first, excited and nervous all at the same time. With practice and encouragement Clare soon became confident around our three horses Spirit, Summer and Sassy.
Clare was a quick learner and soon became more confident with grooming, leading, roadwork, hazard identification and speaking to people in public about the horses and the program.
Clare has a soft and kind manner about her, and all the horses responded to in a positive manner.
Clare quickly learnt that it isn't about physical strength instead she learnt to ask the horses to do what was needed and to thank the horses for their participation.
Sometimes we had to battle outside elements with rain, heat and the smells associated with working with animals. Clare sometimes objected to the smells and yet she continued to turn up each week and she never gave up!
Clare has a tenacious streak that saw her win 1st place at the recent RDA Queensland State Championship where she took out First place in Dressage! Such an amazing and well deserved achievement!