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
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
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.
offer a special deal for
children ‘Pay for 6 lessons in
advance, and get the 7th
lunge rein lesson means that the instructor will encourage the pony to move
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.
ready, children can take up the challenge of learning to jump if they