Do I need specialist clothing?

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No. Wear something comfortable and fitted as horses can be upset by flapping clothing. We do not recommend you wear jeans, but jogging bottoms or other reasonably thick trousers are suitable. We have hats and a small selection of boots available however, any footwear with a small heel will be suitable, but no trainers.

If you are going to be leading your child on a pony please ensure you wear solid boots or shoes, no flip flops or sandals. Even the smallest pony standing on your foot can be extremely painful.

What time should I arrive for my lesson?

You should arrive 15 minutes prior to the lesson. Please let someone know when you arrive on the yard, or if no-one is available, wait near the office (in the far corner) until someone can book you in. Your instructor will be with you shortly and will introduce you to your horse or pony and complete your rider registration form. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Do you still ride when it is raining or cold?

We have two outdoor schools so yes we do ride in most weathers. On occasion we will need to cancel a lesson in extreme conditions and we aim to give as much notice as possible. Details of cancellations can also be found on our facebook page. We recommend gloves and waterproof jackets.

How often do I need to ride?

This depends on your time and budget. In order to progress we suggest riding once a week, however we realise this is not always possible. Your instructor will be happy to discuss your lesson planning. We offer private, semi private and group lessons from Monday to Saturday so there is bound to be something suitable.

Is riding a horse dangerous?

Millions of people ride horses everyday without incident and the safety of our riders is of the highest concern. We do everything in our power to ensure that our clients enjoy their time with us, however, horses do have a mind of their own and there is a risk of injury. When you complete your initial rider information you will be asked to read a declaration and sign to say that you are aware of this risk whilst riding.

How old does my child have to be?

We offer lessons to children from age 4 upwards.

Can I take a horse out for a ride on my own?

Our insurance does not cover people taking our horses out of the yard on their own, however we are happy to organise individual or group hacks around the beautiful bridleways and countryside surrounding us.

Can my horse be stabled at Grasslands?

Yes, please see our livery page for details.

For any further questions please call us on 01733 254254 or 07771 970622