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Pony Express First Riding Lesson for Beginners 5-10yrs


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A class for Beginner Riders aged 5yrs to 10yrs. Ideal for children who know little or nothing about ponies or a nervous rider. Riders are well supervised and on a lead-rein with an Experienced Handler and Professional Riding Instructor.

Laying the foundation correctly is so important to us, in turn, this empowers children to become Empathetic Balanced Riders.

At our Boutique Riding Premises, we offer a beautiful quiet country environment. Our ponies, saddlery, and property are to the highest standards.

We keeping pony heights to a Maximum of 13.1hh so not to over-horse your child.

We love teaching small groups of children, so they gain the utmost knowledge and experience in the short time they are with us.

Your child will learn the importance of

Sitting correctly to achieve a balanced position
Important first aids to Halt, Walk, Trot
How to ask the pony to walk on, trot on, halt and turn the pony
Communicating to the pony through their mind
Beginning of Rise to the Trot

Most children will be able to 'Rise to the trot' within this lesson.

Our focus is on achieving an Empathetic Balanced Rider, nurturing children while they are developing empathy, respect, gratitude and love towards ponies. We take care in encouraging but not over facing your child.

Professional Riding Instruction

Safety and fun is our highest priority for the children and our ponies.

"I like all the little tips you give us Kathryn. It helps us to be effective riders and your ponies listen to us. It is so different from other places we have ridden, where you are told to get on and go. Your ponies have nice soft mouths too and are much easier to stop."

Zsabella Goldsack 9 years December 2014

Posts on our Facebook Page after April 2016 Pony Pals a similar activity

Oh, thank you so much, it was wonderful for our city girl to be able to enjoy some time on the farm and with the ponies, she thoroughly enjoyed every minute!

Rebekah Graham April, 29, 2016

Thank you all, Zahra hasn't stopped talking about everything she learned about caring for & riding the ponies

Clarrissa Arnold, April 29th, 2016

The Pony Pals Holiday Programme was amazing!!! Carlie Jean absolutely adored it and learn't loads all while having the best Pony experience of her little life... Thank you very much for having us!!!

Victoria Rodger, April 28th, 2016

Great Value at this Special Price $40 per rider. Our regular rate is $50 half an hour private lesson.
For Boys and Girls ages 5-10 years

Limited to 3 children
Payment required to book your child's space. Non-transferable & non- refundable if we can't fill your child's position. Please be aware we need a minimum of three children to start any class. If we cannot fill the activity we can either refund or you can put towards a half hour Private Riding Lessons $50 or a Pony Treat $100 1 hour