Safety and what to wear

All of our rides and lessons take place in the woods, and go ahead rain or shine!

Please see below for guidance on what to wear.

Before your first ride

Horses can be unpredictable and riding does carry risks. You will therefore need to complete and sign a Rider Registration Form to confirm your previous experience before your first ride. This will also help us select a suitable horse for you. You can download the form below or get one at the stables.

Clothing

Riding hats must be worn by all riders. If you do not have your own, we can provide one to you, to the current safety standard, free of charge.

 

Suitable footwear and clothing must also be worn.

We reserve the right to refuse riding, with no refund issued, if suitable clothing is not worn. It is a matter of health & safety to be taken seriously.

 

Even if it is hot, please cover up arms, legs and torso.

 

Whilst we can provide riding helmets , we are not able to provide any other clothing or footwear.

Thank you for your co-operation. 

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Suitable clothing

  • ​Full length trousers or leggings

  • T-shirts or tops which cover up to elbow

  • Jumpers

  • Zipped or buttoned coats

  • Boots/stout shoes with a small heel (less than 1 inch) and flat sole

  • Trainers or Wellingtons (beginners only, not suitable for fast paced riding)

  • Gloves (not mittens)

Unsuitable clothing

  • Beach wear

  • Scarves

  • Cropped trousers

  • Shorts

  • Skirts or dresses

  • Sleeveless tops / vest tops / cropped tops

  • Slip-on shoes / flip-flops / open-toed sandals or shoes

  • UGG boots

  • Boots with higher heels (more than 1 inch)