Riding is a challenging and stimulating experience, which builds confidence and works wonders on muscle strength, balance and coordination and general fitness – it is fantastic therapy for huge range of disabilities.
It is also great fun, give tremendous sense of achievement and builds self-esteem. We cater for both school groups and individuals and lessons are tailored accordingly. We can offer Hippotherapy and have a qualified physiotherapist as one of our volunteers who specialises in riding therapy.
A lesson last from about 15 to 40 minutes and can include time in the indoor and outdoor school or even a hack out in to the glorious woodland adjoining the centre.
Our instructors are fully qualified and each rider has up to 3 volunteers with them - one leading the horse, and side walker(s) for additional help and assurance.
Our horses and ponies are all very carefully selected for their temperament, but some are capable of for example jumping for those who want to take their riding further.
Our riding days are very sociable for everyone involved and above all FUN!
The short film below tells the story of one of our riders, Gabriela. It illustrates beautifully what we do and why we do it. Please take a look.