Pony Care Fun Day
A Day of Fun and Learning
With hands on experience of ponies at a working stable
For Boys and Girls ages 4 to 12- no previous experience
Activities: The children are divided into
groups depending on age and experience. In the morning
there are hands on activites selected from the following,
again depending on age and experience.
~ Principles and safe handling ~
~ Tour of stables, learning about the types and colours
and in spring and summer meeting new foals. ~
~ Identification of parts of the pony ~
~ Grooming ~
~ Putting on bridles and saddles ~
~ Tying up ~
~ Leading a pony ~
~ Older children may lunge ~
We aim to give reasons for the way
things are done.
Lunch is normally in an adapted stable,
sitting on bales. In the afternoon there are games and
quizzes related to what was learned in the morning. There
is a fun Handy Pony obstacle race and a small amount of
steady riding on a lead rein.
For children unfamilier with ponies
this provides an introduction and for those who having
riding lessons it ensures they have the background information.
The quizzes and games are fun for the children and provide
feedback,helping us to tailor our presentation for continued
lunch, long trousers, stout shoes or wellies. Other outdoor
clothing, sunscreen, according to the weather.
- 4th, 9th and 11th April.
- 30th May.
- 30th July.
- 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 29th
- 22nd, 24th October.
- 20th December. (10am till 2pm December only)
Price: £35, payable on
the day. You can book by phone or email - contact