Here are some guidelines to help you judge your riding ability:
BEGINNER: A rider with little or no experience. Learning the basics of riding is not difficult. At the end of your first lesson , it should be possible for you to control your horse in walk and in trot in the arena. Please take individual tuition for your first few lessons and you will be able to join us on our Shamrock trail for novice riders.
NOVICE: A rider who is comfortable and in control at the walk and/or trot but has limited experience trotting and/or cantering.
INTERMEDIATE: A rider who is confident and in control in all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
STRONG INTERMEDIATE: An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
ADVANCED: All of the above plus the ability to handle a spirited horse in open country.
** PLEASE NOTE: All of our horses are ridden with English Style Saddles. If you only have Western-type saddle experience, you will be considered to be a Novice rider unless you have taken English riding lessons. For any trail ride other than those specifically identified for Novices, riders will need to be familiar with English saddles, be confident and have experience of rising trot and 2 point canter.
Completing your Booking Form:
Please ensure you give us accurate information about your riding, health, weight and fitness when completing your booking form. If your riding ability does not match the level you indicate on the booking form we will accommodate you but you will incur the cost of the original ride you booked. We prepare in advance to ensure your safety and satisfaction. We use the information on your booking form to guide us. You can always email us at [email protected] if you are not sure of your ability.
- On our trails outside the farm we do not accommodate children under the age of 9 unless they are strong intermediate riders.
- Children between the ages of 9 and 13 that are novice riders must be accompanied on the guided trails by an adult that they feel confident with.
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