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Lessons for Children:

     
 


We are able to teach children from 6 years of age upwards, after school and at weekends. For those who have never ridden before, our policy is to provide 30 minute lessons on the lunge rein* until the child is up to standard and confident enough to ride unassisted.  When they are able to canter, they may join a small group lesson.  We aim to keep the groups small and try to limit them to 4 children, so that in addition to riding we can encourage interaction with the ponies  e.g.  help with untacking.
We can offer a special deal for children ‘Pay for 6 lessons in advance, and get the 7th lesson free’.

 


* A lunge rein lesson means that the instructor will encourage the pony to walk round in a circle on a long rein and be in control at all times.  This will enable the child to get used to the pony moving beneath him/her and to concentrate on their balance and position in the saddle.
 


When ready, children can take up the challenge of learning to jump if they wish.  When they reach the correct level of ability, we organise Cross Country training days, with an opportunity to learn more advanced horsemanship.