"What an amazing place. The staff are so supportive of each child's needs and often do those extra little things that mean so much to them. It is somewhere where my son feels valued, he adores his pony and can see his own progress with badges he has earned. What a beautiful surrounding to be in." - Jo, Riding school parent
Learning to Communicate and Ride in Balance
At our flagship centre in Leeds, children learn all aspects of horsemanship and horse care, in an holistic and ethical way.
to communicate with a pony on the ground
co-ordination, confidence and balance in the saddle
horse care from the pony's perspective, understanding what a pony needs and how to care for them
To get the most out of their lessons, children ride one-to-one with an
instructor in private lessons to begin with. This gives them the time,
space and support they need to develop the foundation skills required to
ride effectively and in harmony with their pony. When children are
fully independent and balanced, they can join a semi-private or shared
lesson. We do not offer large group lessons as we prioritise your
child's learning and safety. All riding school lessons follow the
structure of the online club, and students are asked to look at and work
through badges at home between their lessons to support their learning
to gain a fully holistic horsemanship education.
one-to-one and shared riding and horsemanship lessons
holistic pony care and groundwork lessons
fun and educational holiday activities
Please click the ‘Book Now’ button below to book a one-off lesson or holiday activity.
We do currently have a waiting list for riders who would like a regular
lesson slot. After your initial lesson, please contact the office to be
added to the waiting list. One of the requirements to be added to the
waiting list is to be a member of the online club, which you can join at: www.thinklikeaponyclub.co.uk
Whilst waiting for a regular slot, please do continue to check the
online system for one-off lessons which are made available whenever a
regular student can’t attend their slot.