Take one veterinary nurse and one ex pensions manager, with true equine spirit, looking to pass on their knowledge and passion for horses …..and so Hawthorn Riding School was born.
Launched a couple of years ago, Hawthorn now has 7 working lovely ponies, providing a great experience for both children and adults to learn and improve their riding skills, whilst growing a passion for the sport.
Trying to learn myself I asked Anna and Serena what are the key things people should know when they start riding:
- The experience should be enjoyed
- Listen to your instructor to ensure you & your horse/pony get the most out of your lessons
- Beware that it’s a risk sport and that health & safety is important
- Always ride with the correct riding apparel
If you would like to give riding a try contact Hawthorn Riding School on 07796 290986
Or check out The Pony Club or for further information www.bhs.org.uk
Top tip for older ladies learning to ride – grab a pair of Jelly Pantz – they will truly help make it a less painful experience!!