I was brought up with ponies and now run a
successful riding school in West Yorkshire
'Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre'.
I have six children and they all work
full or part time in the riding school.
People who work with horses and
ponies know their value to people.
Horses and ponies help reduce stress and anxiety, promote fitness and a sense of well being, encourage kindness, calm anger, promote assertiveness, re-balance emotional distress and produce feelings of hope and joy.
For these reasons I believe that it is especially important in todays fast paced and segmented society to offer all our children the chance to experience ponies and learn a little of their welfare and riding.
Primaries Ponies helps to bring local Primary Schools
and Riding schools together to offer a short course to
enable ALL children from whatever background or
circumstance in life to be able to say, I have ridden a
pony, and groomed a pony, and fed a pony'. That is
what Primaries Ponies is all about.