Pony care opportunity available. Suitable for any child who dreams of owning their own pony!
I have available space for one or two children from 8 years old to come to my family stables located near Sandbach on a Sunday morning to gain experience in pony care (more days available in school holidays). This would suit children wanting to visit each week and progress. We have 6 ponies including a 38 inch shetland pony, a mini cob ride and drive, and our top Welsh showing pony.
The mornings will consist of learning all aspects of care including mucking out stables, filling haynets, preparing feeds, poo picking paddocks, identifying hazards, brushing the ponies, bathing the ponies in summer, any equine first aid that may arise, preparing for competitions.
There will also be a fabulous opportunity if the child is confident enough to take Nelly the shetland pony to novelty competitions in the summer (parent would need to provide showing clothes for child and pay for entry fee which isn't expensive), and also to go on carriage drives with our mini cob Jimmy! The child could progress to the standard of showing our serious contenders!
Riding could be available at own risk (although the ponies are perfectly safe I am not a riding school).
This opportunity will basically be like part loaning the pony but with my supervision and guidance.
I am a yard manager of horses belonging to an Olympic equestrian rider and his clients. I have high standards of care which will be taught to ensure that the children understand what is required when owning and caring for a pony.
The morning will last from 1.5 hours - 3 hours plus depending on the weather and the cost is £20 per child or £30 with riding. Parents can stay/get involved or simply drop off the child/children.
Please message me at first interest and I will get back to you.