Pony Access has a new website, http://www.ponyaxes.com. Please go there for up to date information. Thank you. Simon.
Safety First, Second, Third etc
Ponies and horses are unpredictable, and powerful. Nobody can control a bolting horse, because the definition of bolting is “out of control, moving very quickly.”
Pony Access ensure that the pony won’t bolt with a vehicle attached. We can’t stop the pony, we can instantly release the vehicle, even radio controlled. That is why we use the iBex Saddlechariot. See the video below.
Everyone involved has access to a simple rope release. Pull rope, it releases. It is that simple.
Pony Access training manual states, “If you are worried, pull the rope!”
For detailed information on the iBex Saddlechariot, go here.
We can fit any wheelchair, and I know as I say that, that someone out there is designing a wheelchair that won’t fit into the iBex. But it won’t work. You don’t know all the modifications I can make.
We have taken 160kg wheelchairs, with 120kg drivers across country. I say we, but Obama, my 12hh pony is the one doing the work.
There are obvious limits on the terrain. I won’t take Obama across broken glass, or through mud that is deeper than a foot or so.
Power isn’t the issue. If Obama isn’t strong enough, a bigger horse will have power to spare.
Obama took me up Bellever Tor without problems. 110kg in an manual chair, and a tough route.
If you want to know “Why” I do this, go to “Why”
If you know “why” then all you need to do is contact Simon Mulholland at Pony Access.
To contact Simon Mulholland, Phone: 07510 736518, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or if you see a black and white pony, and a wheelchair enabled vehicle cruising along the beach/road/mountain, stop and say “hi”.
Pony Access is Devon based, but highly mobile. we go anywhere. In September/October 2014 Obama and I will be driving from Exeter to Plymouth, over some of the lumpy bits of Dartmoor en route, before driving the South Downs Way from Eastbourne to Winchester. Details of the routes here.
Providene Court Farm
Exeter EX4 2HB