About The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre
Here at the Holistic Horse and Pony Centre we feel it is very important to spend time with the horse before riding, and encourage everyone to arrive with enough time to help groom and tack up their horse or pony (assistance provided) as this helps to develop a better bond between horse and rider. If you are new to us or riding we recommend using the 2 hours so as our staff can acquaint you with the horse and familiarise yourself with grooming and tacking-up.
We believe horses and children are fantastic partners. Horses are social herd animals and inclined to act appropriately with whoever is with them. Children have a beautiful sense of wonder and innocence about them. Put them together and they draw out one another’s innate ability to nurture and care for the other. We at HHPC feel it a duty to provide the environment where children can experience the magic of these animals, and our horses are able to act as guides and mentors to the children.
This is why weekends are dedicated to time for the children to spend with the ponies. Our staff are there to teach the kids about the basic needs and requirements of looking after a horse and encourage a caring and compassionate approach to the pony as an individual.
Holidays and Half Terms
Opportunity for your child to experience both the joy and hard work of owning a pony, for one day. They become responsible (under directed supervision) to take care of the ponies needs and health. Includes a lesson in the morning and hack in the afternoon
A person’s relationship with their horse, or a horse they share, ride or just love, can reflect many things about the person’s physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Horses are very sensitive and intuitive creatures, they easily pick up on what a human is thinking or feeling and they often reflect and magnify their humans tensions and concerns. We use this amazing ability of the horse to take in the whole picture, we look at what is going on in your riding and what that could be reflecting about other areas of your life or conversely how other areas of your life could be affecting your riding! The tools for change are then offered at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
As well as Holistic Riding sessions with Wendy Price we offer riding lessons, accompanied hacks and lessons in natural horsemanship