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 necessary
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 of horses, and in spring and summer meeting new foals.
Identification of parts of the pony
Putting on bridles and saddles
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 improvement.
Requirements: Packed lunch, long trousers, stout shoes or wellies. Other outdoor clothing, sunscreen, according to the weather.
Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th February.
Monday 10th, Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th April.
Wednesday 31st May.
Wednesday 26th and Monday 31st July.
2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd 30th August.
23rd, 25th October.
Price: £35, payable on the day. You can book by phone or email