Six little girls from age 4 to 10 joined us at the Equestrian Centre to learn about ponies. The aim of these mornings is to create an interest in ponies and to showcase the Equestrian Centre. With the help of two horsey moms, college riders and a teacher, great fun was had by all. We focused on safety around ponies, learning parts of the pony (sticky labels were used to label the pony body parts), basic brushing and how to feed treats. We coloured in horsey pictures and ended with a ride around the stable yard. Scrumptious muffins and juice were provided to fill hungry tummies and a super fun morning sent tired out children home filled with excitement. Moms and Dads got to chat amongst themselves over a cuppa and start new friendships. We hope to draw parents in to assist with running the fun days, be it pouring coffee, holding a pony to be labelled or leading a pony around the Yard. Next month we will add further activities, such as grooming and tack so that the littlies can learn more about loving ponies and what riding is all about. We welcome preschool and prep children to join in the fun and hope to gear them up towards learning riding skills and being able to take part in the Treverton Pony Theory modules on offer on a Wednesday afternoon.
Miss K’li Scott (Head of Equestrian)