Horse Riding is suitable for those with a little more experience or ability, for those that haven’t ridden for a while but are comfortable with trotting, or for those who have been on one of our Pony Treks and would like to do more.
Horse Riding trails go further and cover more ground than Pony Trekking routes as there is more trotting and the occasional canter. The horses are a little more forward going and we can vary the rides to suit different abilities. For mixed ability groups, we like to run these with 2 leaders if numbers allow, so that if you did not want to canter, for example, the group could split at the canter stops and re-join later.
You will be accompanied our experienced and qualified staff, who will guide you around some of the many trails on the Black Mountains.
As we have direct access to the mountains from our centre, our rides involve little roadwork and we ride on the open commons and lower hillsides of the Black Mountains and through woodlands and forestry.
A perfect way to enjoy our beautiful countryside and see the birds and wildlife of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
After introducing ourselves, the day starts with registration and the fitting of an approved riding hat.
We then give a safety talk and a riding demo, where you will be shown the basics of approaching your horse, getting on and comfortable, how to start, steer and stop, and at the end of the ride, how to get off again, as well as advice on going up and down hills and getting along with your pony or horse.
We provide the use of Riding Hats and recommend that you wear shoes or boots with a small heel and comfortable full length trousers, such as walking trousers. If you do not have suitable footwear, we do have ‘Toe-stoppers’, which are fitted to the stirrups, so you can even wear trainers, so long as they are a snug fit on your feet and laced up securely. Flip flops and other loose fitting footwear are not suitable.
You can choose from an hour’s ride, a half-day ride, about 2 hours riding or a full day ride, which is about 4 to 5 hours riding, with a stop for lunch, (included) at a local pub or a picnic stop out on the mountains.
We advise you to call us and speak about your experience, height and weight at the time of booking, to help us match you to a suitable pony or horse and the right sort of ride for you.
We have a recommended weight limit of 15 stone and do have recommended minimum ages for children.
Please call 01497 847351 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your horse riding requirements.
For Group Discounts for groups of 8 or more, the same rate as children rates applies.
|Adult||£85.00 inc lunch (not drinks at pub)||£40||£25|
16 and Under
|£75.00 inc lunch (not drinks at pub)||£35||£25|