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Positively Ponies: Knowledge & Care

Course Starts:

June 25th 2020

This exciting course is ideal for young people who love horses and ponies!

No pony required to join the course.  

Whether you are thinking about getting a pony, help out at your riding school or even just getting started riding this is the ideal self-paced course for young riders... and parents.

With modules specifically written for young people from ages 6+ to teens. Each module explains clearly, gives demonstrations and includes fun activity sheets. Videos and discussions with other young riders. 

BONUS! Parents and Ponies module to give a parent perspective of the considerations of riding and owning a horse.  

A great course for pony mad children, also includes literacy and numeracy activities - ideal whilst homeschooling during COVID-19.

On the Yard

  • Safety at the yard and working safely with your pony
  • Maintaining your stable
  • Field checks
  • Daily Routine - summer
  • Daily Routine - winter

All about Horses

  • Describing horses: colours and markings 
  • Understanding horse behaviour
  • Handling and leading your horse
  • Breed and types
  • Types of Riding 

Caring for your horse

  • Grooming and washing 
  • Feeding 
  • Watering
  • Health & Illness 
  • Routine health 
  • Fitness 
  • The horse's foot
  • When to call the vet

Enjoying your horse

  • Keeping your horse happy
  • Lunge and Long lining
  • Fitness
  • Riding 
  • Importance of lessons

Tack & Equipment

  • Cleaning and looking after your tack
  • Tacking up and untacking
  • Types of equipment
  • Rugs and rugging your horse 

BONUS! Parents & Ponies

  • Riding lessons
  • Responsibilities
  • Finances
  • Choosing the right horse 
  • Where to keep your horse 
  • Daily care  
  • Keeping your child safe around horses.

"The course was so informative for both myself and my daughter. I feel much happier buying a horse now that we have the right knowledge."

 - Susanne, United Kingdom

Lucy Mundy

Founder of Rider Success Academy and creator of the Equestion learning app. Lucy is an experienced educator, coach and Psychologist. Holding equine qualifications as well as a Masters degree in psychology, she has helped many young people through her coaching and equine assisted therapy . Passionate about promoting confidence and self-esteem and the importance of mental health for young people. Lucy brings over twenty years teaching experience from owning a successful riding school and equine assisted therapy centre, as well as teaching and assessing students for equine qualifications to  the design and management of alternative educational provisions for schools. Lucy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and a passion for teaching young people. 

Richard Kyle Hayes

Kyle is a British Horse Society Accredited Professional Coach as well as possessing qualifications and accreditations from UKCC, Horse Sport Ireland, The Pony Club and RDA. Kyle studied in Equine Management at CAFRE Enniskillen Campus where he gained an Honours Degree in Equine Management. He manages Aldertree Equine and regularly teaches a variety of clients of all ages and ability. He is dedicated to improving horse and rider knowledge and experience. 


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