The South Coast Equestrian riding school in Weymouth is the kind of place that children dream of, and their Own a Pony experience days have completed many a holiday for little girls. The experience is very hands on, so not only is it great fun but children can get a glimpse of what it’s really like to own and care for their own pony.
They’ll join in with all the day to day tasks that are part of caring for a pony, including mucking out, feeding it and grooming, and the Own a Pony Days are suitable for children of 8 years and over.
The experience can be a good way to educate children on the responsibility of caring for an animal, and they’re also useful for parents considering buying one. SCE Horse Riding School also offers activity days during the school holidays, and there are always events held at the stables.
The activities are aimed at riders of 4 years and over, and they’re suitable for all levels of experience. Activity day programmes tend to include a riding lesson, horse-related crafts, stable management and gymkhana games. The aim of the activity days is to have a great time whilst learning about horse care and coaching.