At MEC we firmly believe that the earlier a rider starts with formal horse riding lessons the better. At MEC we take riders from the age of 2 so that they can benefit from horses as much as possible before they have to start primary school.
Why horse riding? Horse riding is a unique sport that requires teamwork between a human and a horse. Horse riding is a sport that the whole family can enjoy together and that children can continue with after school. Furthermore, horse riding improves fitness, balance and suppleness of the body.
Whilst having fun, riders improve core strength and concentration span! Horse riding helps with hand eye co-ordination, large motor skills and overall fitness levels. As a sport, horse riding uses a set of muscles that you do not use in other sports, and is recognized as having excellent therapeutic qualities. The psychological benefits can be of equal importance to riders as the physical benefits.
Simply being out and about enjoying the great outdoors will boost your general well being and act as a great stress buster. There is a real sense of exhalation of freedom when you ride, a feeling that is second to non. Furthermore, developing a relationship of trust between yourself and your horse is highly rewarding. Learning to control and care an animal much larger than yourself can have a profound effect on your confidence and is a GREAT feeling!
Lessons take place from Mondays to Thursdays.
Please note that we provide a discount of 7% if 2, or more, family members ride lessons with us.
Your first lesson of 30 minutes is FREE!!