Helping Rob cope with Tetraplegia

Setting up the Show Jump field

Picking the jumps up from the hospital - "is it the road clear to go?"

Picking the jumps up from the hospital – “is it the road clear to go?”

Job done - course built

Job done – course built

Whilst Rob takes an interest in Kirsty’s riding exploits he rarely actually gets involved but he was certainly happy to join in when Kirsty asked for help in setting up a show jump course in the field. The power of Rob’s chair and his driving skills were put to the test as the show jumps needed moving from the arena at the equine hospital to the field just down the road.
The old flat bed trailer was tied on to the back of Rob’s chair with good old bailer twine and then Rob towed it  to the arena to collect the jumps. Once the jumps were loaded on it was a steady drive down the road to the field. Once in the field Rob was able to drive round as Kirsty and his Dad unloaded the jumps around the field in just the right place for the course that had been designed. It took several trips but by the end of the evening the course was built and Rob quite rightly felt good having been an active part of the course building team where his towing of the trailer had made it the quickest and easiest way to get the job done.

Where to now?

Where to now?

The carers take a ride home

The carers take a ride home