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The Young Riders Club

Introduction to Horses & Ponies Open to all ages from 7 yrs and above

  • Ended
  • 350 New Zealand dollars

Service Description

Join the young riders club from one school term to another. Payment is per school term and allows for 10 group sessions at Horse Haven with our ponies. This is a confidence building course where the kids share the ponies and learn all about caring for ponies: catching a pony, tying up, grooming, leading, mounting and dismounting, and off course some riding too. Ideal for 7yrs and above. Course is run for approximately 1 and half hours. The focus is not so much on riding, but more on the horsemanship. This is a good preparation class, to introduce children to horses, and students can join this class as well as private riding classes at the same time where they will really learn how to ride. All riders who come to learn with us are taught the basics, such as: How to lead the horse and handle the horse on the ground. Naming the parts of the horse and it's tack. Putting on the saddle and bridle. Correct procedures for mounting and dismounting. Staying safe around the horses on the ground and while riding. Exercises for Confidence, Good Balance and Correct Posture. Michelle has taken many young riders from round pen to accomplished rider. The time it takes varies from one person to the next. In this class we will use our round pen, and simple obstacle courses in the arena, games and exercises. Progressing from week to week. Equestrian and adolescents: Young students learn to ride horses not only to exercise, but to hone their will, but also to evoke the hidden confidence in the child's heart, to enhance their ability to respond to complex environments and to resist setbacks, to alleviate loneliness and depression, to enjoy body and mind, and to gain a strong sense of accomplishment. Most of the long-term horse-riding people are young and cheerful, talkative, energetic, quick-thinking, broad-minded and generous, who stand tall and straight, body-building and glamorous. According to a research report, the child achieves the improvement of perception and physical intelligence through the process of riding, giving the vestibular balance sense stimulation, integrating the child's understanding, memory and balance, and learning the characteristics of independence and self-confidence.

Contact Details

  • 283 Ongare Point Road, Tahawai, New Zealand


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