Many people want to learn to ride but are unsure about how to get started.
This programme is designed for new riders who want to start riding and learn about horses.
Learning about horses is important for new riders as it builds your riding confidence far quicker. Knowing why a horse exhibits a certain behaviour helps with your nerves and confidence around horses and allows the new rider to address situations far more effectively.
We have designed a programme of 7 sessions for new riders to take you from your first steps in riding and horse handling to understanding how to fit tack and laying the foundation skills needed to ride horses in a group and independently.
Each session will last 90 minutes and will always begin with tea or coffee in the Hoof Club lecture room with a British Horse Society (BHS) qualified member of staff. Learning is then followed by practical elements after which you will move onto riding.
The table below shows the in depth training you will receive over 7 modules, but you only pay for 6. This is an excellent value package that will start you on your way to riding and understanding horses.
|Topic Covered||Riding Skills|
|Horse Handling & Personal Safety||Mounting & dismounting. Moving forwards, basic steering and stopping. How to hold the reins and the beginnings of trot work|
|Grooming||Balance and better forward movement|
|Tack & Tacking Up||Rider position|
|Rugging||Improved Steering skills|
|Horse Behaviour||Trotting & steering. Lunging to improve balance.|
|Feeding & Watering||Improved contact with the horse. Learning correct diagonals.|
|Grassland Care||Independent riding skills in the company of other horses.|
|Inclusive full course price||Child (11-15)||Adult (16+)|
Please note we have a maximum riding weight of 14st (89kg)
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