Written on: 11/05/2012
Such an amazing riding school! Fantastic instructors, horses and staff. Half hour lessons are for beginners and the horses used are mostly very steady and calm. The school is very clean, droppings are picked up almost immediately. Lots of fantastic leaders on hand to encourage the riders and offer them advice on riding. Instructors try to add a bit of variety into the lessons with adding small jumps and exercises designed to get the riders and horses listening. Very safe and steady. 45... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2012
went there for a couple years.... didn't improve a single bit. Every week doing the same thing. Some steering, trotting for ages then a few silly tiny jumps at the end. They always gave everyone a leader no matter what level you were. I had been to a different riding school previously and i moved to Houston to see what it was like.... big mistake. I rode the very same grumpy pony every week which is never good. The staff were very bad tempered and one girl got really mad at me for holding... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2011
Went here 5 years ago for regular lessons with a friend. After 2 years of being in the same beginner class doing the same thing every week, it was time to leave. Fourteen riders were in my lesson regularly and the staff were very unfriendly and bad tempered. Horses and ponies were lovely which was surprising due to the poor conditions they were kept in. Horses were almost never turned out, stables are dirty and some are kept in barbaric stalls (resulting in sores on their noses). Horses are... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2011
I love going to Houston Farm Riding School every week, I love the horses and ponies, and the staff are kind, I do admit that the half hour is very boring but when you get moved up to the 45 Minuit and then the hour it is really fun, I am in the hour on a Sunday and I enjoy it, I was going to stop going when I was in the half hour but I'm glad I didn't, I know if I did I would of regretted it. If you fall off the instructors are really nice and try their best to make you smile and always make... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2011
I am glad i pestered the life out of the owners to get my girls a slot in the beginner lessons. It is fantastic. Yes, it might be a bit busy some weekends, but surely that is a sign of the demand. It is a business and if you want small lessons then go private. The horses all seem happy and the kids when they come off, they are always smiling. Looking forward to the summer when they will be able to go outside again. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
Excellent place to learn to ride for all levels of rider! The horses are great and cater for all levels and the instructors are very knowledgable. I started riding here as a fairly experienced rider already and have learnt loads in the two years I have been riding here. The owners are very nice and the staff are friendly. Currently a group lesson is £21 an hour which is cheap in relation to most other riding schools in the area but it does mean the group lessons do get very busy so if you... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2010
I started at this school when i was 7 i am now 44 so yes they have been going for years!! when i was a youngster it was ian comrie who taught us.his kids jane fiona and john were all young ann was just baby.
the horses were well keapt and i learned alot in my first few years of riding but it started to get boring and went else where,over all it was good place to start. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2010
After riding there for a number of years I recently gave up riding at this school as felt I was not progressing at all. Every week we did the same things over and over again and never tried anything new. Most of the parents complained to each other about the fact that we just went round and round and a lot of people eventually left. The horses are not kept to as high as a standard as they should be and the majority of yard staff are particulary unhelpful and unfriendly. Lessons are usually... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2010
Houston Farm riding school is fine for maybe the first six lessons or so.........unless you get dizzy quicker than most people.
All they do each week is go around and around the arena, never learning anything else!!
Also, the arena is very crowded with up to fourteen horses/ponies nose to tail, hense an accident is never far off, with the ponies being bitten from behind and the rider going airbound.
I'm actually surprised there hasn't been a serious accident - only bumps and... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2010
it was a great experiance for me and the kids and i hope to soon come again an enjoy their lovely hospitality. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008
I think houston farm is a wonderful riding school with helpful friendly staff and great fun lessons and the horses are also lovely. I have been riding there for 7 years and still cant find a bad point. All round lovely place to ride with a nice atmosphere. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008
absaloutley positivley great i give it 100%. it is a great riding school good horses king trainers great website everything is perfect! I could not find any bad points. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2008 by SOPHIE13
That you can book to ride a horse or birthdays and stuff.
its a new experience for all ages and is a good price for a hole day lesson. Going there for my birthday on the 18 of august.!!xx
Written on: 15/01/2008
these are great stables, which are well ran with helpful and friendly staff. the only downside i have found is it is very difficult to get booked in... (which in my opinion shows just how good they are.) (read more)
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