About our horse riding Lessons
At Willowbrook riding centre we cater for all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced in our all-weather ménage. Lessons are given by our friendly and experienced instructors and we especially welcome the nervous rider needing to progress at their own pace. As far as possible we ensure that you have the same instructor for your lessons to best enable your riding to progress in a consistent manner. We take safety very seriously and riders are taught to mount and dismount safely as part of their lesson. We have a variety of sensible and happy horses and ponies which people will have an opportunity to ride and improve their all-round skills. We are proud of confidence giving animals and keep them fit, healthy and most importantly happy.
Why our lessons are different
In lessons, we do not permit riders to follow ‘nose to tail’ in merry go round fashion but have each person work their mount individually. This not only keeps the horse interested and teaches riders better control and awareness of what is going on around them, but helps to ensure a riders confidence matches their ability as they progress.
To maintain the quality of tuition as high as possible there is a maximum of six in a lesson, however the majority of our lessons do not reach this number.
Lessons are never rushed with no rider being pressured to exceed their capability (unlike other riding schools where riders are asked to canter too early, like running before you can walk!) and to this end lessons are grouped with riders of similar ability.
Please visit our FAQ’s page for essential information such as riding attire, cancellation policy and what to do before your lesson.
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