We will be offering pony rides from 1st May on weekend mornings. Please look on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk for availability. Only 1 adult to accompany the child and face covering to be worn please.
Pony rides are available for children between 2 to 8 years old.
Please read the following information carefully:
Please select a hat for your child – ensuring a snug fit and the straps adjusted to be comfortable but secure (please ask a member of staff to check) and please make sure children’s footwear is appropriate – a shoe with a flat sole and small heel is best, wellies are usually ok as long as the sole is not to chunky with grips ( the foot needs to be able to release from stirrup in case of a fall).
Make sure the child has fastened up jackets and is not wearing anything that could rattle or blow in the wind startling the pony.
Please be careful around the ponies, a pony’s only natural way of protecting themselves is to move at speed when worried.
Please make sure children do not wander around the ponies (especially behind them – where the pony can’t see them).
If you wish to feed the ponies, please make sure member of staff is present and that you keep a very flat hand (we don't want the ponies mistaking a thumb for a carrot).
When the children are mounted, we ask that the parent/guardian walks beside them – especially for under 5’s where they need a little bit of support in the saddle.
Pony rides are a set distance not time and the allocated time includes mounting and safety checks.
Please note pony rides are non refundable if your child decides they don't want to ride. The staff and pony have been allocated to you and the time needs to be paid for. We advise you always only book a single session for the first time and spend time around ponies to make sure your child is keen. We have other bookings and lessons running, so unfortunatly we can only spend a small amount of time with a child reluctant to mount.
Proprietor: Caroline Buckle BA, BHS II, TRSSCO, PC'A'
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