Thorowgood is all about being “Kind to Your Horse”, so we want to spread this sentiment and get involved with some deserving equine-related charities. We’ve chosen Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled Group - a dedicated centre that brings joy, exercise and learning to riders of all ages and disabilities.


The group’s five special equines give members the chance to enjoy what so many of us take for granted – fun looking after, riding, or simply spending time with horses & ponies.

So when Gaddesden Place needed new ponies to carry on its amazing work, we decided to help fund the training of two new equine team members - Chunky and Melvin! Melvin is 15.1hh and 14 years old. This superstar has taken to the job quite quickly and is already spending some time with the group riders. Chunky, who is 14.3hh and just one year younger at 13 has need to go on a longer journey of preparation. However, he is now starting to enjoy his work and is showing real potential.


We will keep you updated on Chunky and Melvin’s progress throughout their training to become perfect RDA horses. We are looking forward to learning what makes RDA ponies so very special, how they adapt to their roles and what special qualities they need.


If you would like to give anything towards Melvin and Chunky’s journey please click here