Take Back The Reins
This introductory session is designed, to let you get to know our staff and horses and to see what we can offer you.
An initial informal chat will allow us to discuss with you what you hope to take away from this course and to match you with a suitable horse.
There will then be a basic safety talk before you start to get to know your horses and groom them `for your first lesson.
This will be an assessment lesson to see what level of riding you have already achieved and to confirm that we have chosen the correct horse for you.
After putting away the horses we will meet again over a cup of tea or coffee to get your feedback. We are keen to tailor this course to your individual interests and aspirations, so will be happy to discuss any ideas and requests you may have. This will also be an opportunity to get to know each other better.
We are hoping that you will decide to join us for the rest of the course, a provisional plan for which is outlined below.
Each session will consist of:
¾ hour grooming and tacking up your horse with an informal talk on some aspect of horse care with accompanying notes.
¾ hour riding lesson focussing on your particular aims
½ hour informal meeting with refreshments to talk over your progress and enjoy each others company.
Topics for horse care will include:
Grooming ; Reasons for grooming, brushes and grooming regimes
Tack; Parts of tack and their fitting, care of tack and different types of tack and their uses.
Feeding; Types of foodstuffs and rules of feeding
Care of both grass kept and stabled horses; Will include routines and rugs and bandaging
First aid; Just some basic information and ideas for identifying signs of ill health.
We ask clients to arrive 15 minutes before your ride time to complete registration forms.
Private lessons and Treks: We operate a strict 24-hour cancellation policy for all lessons and treks without exception. If a ride or lesson is cancelled or is a ‘no-show’, the payment is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another date. If the ride or lesson is cancelled with more than 24 hours’ notice, we can either transfer the payment to a later date or provide a refund.