Nor West News : November 4th 2010
17 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 w w w.helensvilleridingschool.co.nz All ages - Cautious or confident For bookings ph 09 420 7899, 021 264 8469 A Happy Horse has Healthy Teeth It's a fact that all horses require regular dental work, regardless of age, condition and performance. If you would like to discuss any concerns you may have about your horses dental health please call me. 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Don't miss your last chance to come to a clinic and find out how Final NZ Clinic, 6--8 November, 2010 Contact Vanessa, firstname.lastname@example.org phone (09) 420-5345; 021-379-042 3227076AA Helping others ride amazing' Honoured: Pia Saxton is being recognised for her efforts at Henderson Riding for the Disabled. By TUREI MACKEY Answering a flyer in the mail- box has put Pia Saxton in line for a Sparc volunteer coach award. The Whenuapai resident has been nominated for her services to Henderson Riding for the Disabled. Saxton has been coaching at the club for nearly six years and teaches 37 children twice a week. The students, between the ages of three to 15, have dis- abilities such as cerebral palsy, paraplegia, muscular dys- trophy, intellectual disabilities and autism. The 53-year-old got into help- ing out at the club after receiv- ing a pamphlet requesting volunteers. Because I rode many years ago at Henderson Valley I thought it'd be a good way to get back into riding,'' she says. And all of a sudden the kids really get to you -- it is amazing how it changes your life.'' Saxton holds two classes each week -- Mondays for those who can ride independently and Tuesday is for the youngsters who need a minder walking beside them. It is good therapy for them -- especially for those with Down syndrome or cerebral palsy.'' She says the benefits of volunteering come from seeing the kids learn to ride and having fun in the process. Some of the children have been here for a while and can now ride a horse by them- selves,'' she says. They get to achieve things that they wouldn't in other sports. It is a fantastic feeling and from time to time I get emails from the children which is really cool -- it makes you feel great.'' Quiet life suits Xena's old horses The semi-retired life suits former characters of the popular Xena War- rior Princess television series. Tilly and Mac live at the Helensville Riding School -- their star- studded wild days ended with filming nearly a decade ago. The school is owned and managed by Sandi Rayner who has an established background in the film industry. She also has many horses and ponies who have been some of New Zealand's best equine actors and stunt horses. Tilly and Mac were used to play the part of Argo, Xena's horse and companion, which required a whole horse wrangling department. Tilly's job was to look good for the cameras while being exceptionally quiet for the Warrior Princess to ride. For six years Xena, actress Lucy Lawless, enjoyed and adored riding her. She even bought her at the end of the series and gifted her back to Sandi to ensure her safe future. Tilly then had a foal and retired from the spotlight to the quiet life of the riding school. Mac was the Argo stunt horse who didn't mind being charged by burly Romans, perform- ing as a jousting mount or having a building explode next to him. Another school horse used in the series was riding double Barbie, who died this year aged 26.The horses could do a variety of tricks like nod yes, count to five and rear on command. Mac could also be ridden with no saddle or bridle. Their Argo action fig- ure is today a rare and highly collectable piece.
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