The Federation of Riding for the Disabled International A.I.S.B.L. was founded in 1980 and is registered in Belgium as a non-profit organization.
Our mission is to facilitate the worldwide collaboration between organizations and individuals whose objectives are philantropic, scientific and educational in the field of equine assisted activities.
FRDI consists of The International Council, The International Executive Committee and the International Bureau.
Make Your Own Horse Rope Halter
Making your own rope halter is great fun and you will have a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you have finished your first custom made halter for your horse. A rope halter will provide clear communication with your horse and there are no metal parts in the halter which could injure your horse. This can be a great benefit when you are training your horse.
Even if you decide to buy a rope halter this DVD will enable you to adjust the knots in the halter to the perfect fit for your horse.
Tying your own rope halter is fast becoming a lost art. This DVD will show you how to make the halter with the Fiador knot. This is the correct knot for making a rope halter, but it is often omitted as it is thought to be very difficult to tie. Following the simple directions on the DVD will make it easy for you to do. They are an awesome personalised gift to any horse lover.
Plus a free gift to thank you for your donation
To receive this DVD showing you how to make your own rope halter simply follow this link to make a donation to FRDI. There is a minimum donation to cover the costs of production, post and packaging. Please help to support FRDI's international work with disabled riders.
A bit about Mud Cake Five Ltd and the story behind it
Vicki and Richard live on a 30 acre farm on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Richard emigrated from Holland to New Zealand in 1993 after travelling and working in a number of different parts of the world. Richard grew up on a farm where his father worked with horses the old fashioned way, and he learnt there how to tie a rope halter. Later in life Richard became involved with horse riding for people with disabilities. The joy that he saw as they had in their involvement with horses has always stayed with him. Vicki is proud to be a kiwi and came to live on the Coast (as we call it) after working as a doctor in Christchurch, Melbourne and Dubai. She has always been a city girl, but both her parents came from farming and horticultural backgrounds and she has always had a hankering to live on the land. We have both found our roots here on the Coast and think that it is one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. All of the children were born in New Zealand. Christine, Richard’s daughter, has been riding since she was five, and Vicki’s daughter, Sophie, is now starting to ride, having wanted a horse since she was a small girl in Dubai and went riding there from the stables in the sand. William, Richard’s son, is our horse whisperer. He can catch Storm, who you see in our photo gallery, when no-one else can!
You may wonder why “Mudcake Five” as our company name. Well.if you count up, you will see there are five of us as long as you don’t count the 4 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, Milka the cow and Storm the horse! One of the reasons the West Coast is so beautiful is that 85% of it is National Park covered in rain forest, and you guessed it, you don’t get rain forest without rain lots of it. Hence the Mud Cake, but also because one of the children’s favourite cakes is chocolate Mud Cake. That seems to us like good enough reasons for a slightly odd name.
We realised that we were very privileged with our lifestyle and our happy, healthy children and wanted to find a way to share what we have with others. So we made the “How to Tie a Rope Halter” DVD with the aim of supporting FRDI in the work that they do with riders with disabilities. We hope that you will join with us and share a little of what you have to support FRDI in their fantastic life changing work with riders with disabilities.