The next course
will start with a group induction to discuss your personal
riding aspirations and an hours riding during which time
your skills can be assessed followed by a chance to have
some complimentary refreshments and a chat. You might want
to aim to achieve a good rising trot or ride out confidently
on a sunny day with friends. Everyone will have unique goals.
induction week you will be ready to enjoy a further six
weeks of weekly 2 hour sessions. Each session will
be balanced between 30 minutes getting up close and personal
with the horses, grooming them and preparing them for the
ride, an hours riding time during which you will concentrate
on improving your skills followed by 30 minutes of social
time with tea or coffee and a cake comparing notes with
your fellow riders and getting feedback from your instructor.
In the final week you will celebrate your achievements with
a hack, a competition, trotting poles, jumping or simply
a led ride out depending on your level of competence and
The idea of Take
Back the Reins is to help you get the most out the time
you spend with us. Not only do you have practical riding
and horsemastership, you also have the chance to ask questions
about your lesson or equestrianism generally, address any
worries, as well as to socialise, make new friends and share
your experience. The total cost for the course is £210
which equates to just £15 per hour. Excellent value!
Once you have completed your course, our Instructor will
be able to guide you with regard to your further progress.
back into your life can be simple. Even an hour of riding
a week can boost your sense of wellbeing and help to keep
you feeling healthy. Returning to riding may feel daunting,
but with the right horse to give you confidence, its amazing
how quickly you'll get going again. 'Take Back The Reins'
is a series of riding lessons providing coaching that has
been designed to support your first steps in order to get
back into the saddle. The lessons will help you develop
your skills so that you can ride out in the open countryside,
improve your fitness, and progress within the sport, but
most importantly make sure you have fun along the way.
Riding is a hobby
for people of all ages and abilities so don't ever use the
excuse 'I'm too old'or 'I'm not good enough'. Whatever
your age or ability you'll be with like minded people, so
there's no need to feel self-conscious.In fact many of the
country's top riders are in the prime of the lives! At 50,
event rider Mary King is going better than ever and justified
her place in the equestrian team at The London 2012 Olympic
why not give it a try?
lack Confidence? There will be qualified instructors
available to guide you, and you can rest assured you'll
be matched with a horse to suit your ability.
Riding is a gentle way of getting exercise, fresh air and
having fun. It will strengthen your core body muscles and
tone your bum, tum, legs and arms. A relaxing cardiovascular
the thought of yourself in jodhpurs? To start with jodhpurs
are optional! Riding fashion has definitely moved on; Jodhpurs
now come in a wide range of flattering styles, fabrics and
colours. Functional riding wear is also high fashion, with
many brands designing stylish ways to keep out the weather.
the kit? We are happy to lend you a hat and suitable
boots until you decide you want to commit and buy your own.
That's all the equipment that you'll need to start off with.
about taking time out from the family? Riding is a great
sport that the whole family can enjoy and is a healthy way
of spending time together.
It's too expensive?
If you've signed up to a local gym and have hardly hit the
treadmill, it's time to put that money to much better use
by taking a weekly lesson or hack. Alternatively, volunteers
are always needed to assist with the Riding for Disabled
Association lessons - and you can still enjoy time spent
just being with horses and there may be the opportunity
to help out afterwards.
anyone? Take Back The Reins will not only build your
riding skills but will also give you the opportunity to
socialise and build friendships both human and equine!
I Learn? For beginner riders who have never ridden,
'Take Back The Reins' will see you well on the way to being
able to walk and trot confidently without a lead rein, whenever
you and your coach / Instructor feel ready.
If you have some
experience then a few refresher lessons could get you 'saddling
up' and confident enough to ride out with a group of friends.
If you're happy, then this might include short canters too.