£702

FROM SCRATCH

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The From Scratch course is ideal for absolute beginners who would like an initial “leg-up” into the world of horse riding. This course includes learning the basics in walk, trot and canter, stable management and horse care, road safety and hacking, and tack and equipment.

This course is the first step towards having your own horse. While we would never recommend buying a horse after just one course, we will set you up with enough basic knowledge of riding and horse care to turn your dream into a possibility.

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Progress Expectation

The expectation of progress is based on 5 days for relatively fit and healthy individuals. Our aim is for you to be capable and confident in walk, trot and canter without assistance, to be able to safely groom, feed and generally care for a horse, identify basic types of tack, tack up and untack a horse, identify basic illness and lameness, have an understanding of basic anatomy and gather enough knowledge to stay safe on roads and in open spaces.

Progress is specific to each individual, and confidence is as, if not more, important than capability. Although we have had many individuals who have achieved all of the above, that does not mean that you have to. We are always ready to alter the course programme to suit the rider to ensure that you achieve as much as your body will allow.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no experience requirements for this course as it is specifically designed for those with zero to little prior experience.

  • The minimum age requirement is 17 years, there is no maximum age limit.

  • The weight limit is 16 stone.

We do consider exceptions to the above requirements. Please contact us to discuss the options.

Equipment Checklist

  • Boots with a small, flat heel.

  • Comfortable "old" clothing.

  • Weather relative clothing.

  • Helmet

  • High Visibility Jacket / Tabbard

Day I

 

Thursday

Lessons

Hacks

Groundwork

Education

45 minutes

40 minutes

Lunging

Tack Identification

x2

x1

x1

Varied

Day II

 

Friday

Lessons

Hacks

Groundwork

Education

30 minutes

50 minutes

Long Reining

Lorinery

x2

x1

x1

x1

Day III

 

Saturday

Lessons

Hacks

Groundwork

Education

45 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes

Transport

Feed & Nutrition

x1

x1

x1

Varied

Day IV

 

Sunday

Lessons

Hacks

Groundwork

Education

45 minutes

2 hours

Lunging

Anatomy

x1

x1

x1

x1

Day V

 

Monday

Lessons

Hacks

Groundwork

Education

45 minutes

2 hours

N/A

Equine First Aid

x2

x1

N/A

Varied

All courses begin on a Thursday and end on a Monday.

 

Course times are 09:30 - 16:00

All courses are lead by 2 instructors.

Accomodation options are suggested but not included or arranged by us.

Please get in touch with any queries via our contact form, email, phone, text or whatsapp.

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We are located 4.5 miles from Ross on Wye, and 5.5 miles from Newhunt Horses tack shop. If you are unable to acquire any of the following equipment, it will certainly be possible to do so while you are here. If you are not bringing your own transport, there is a reliable bus service to Ross on Wye from the bus stop opposite the yard, and we would be more than happy to take you to Newhunt Horses.