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“Experianced rider says its brilliant! ”

Written on: 26/07/2013

I am 18 years old and have been riding horses since the age of 6. I first learnt to ride horses at Glen Jakes Ridding school, a place where I had enjoyed many parties, and wished to commit to riding horses and pursue it. Around 2002, when I was 6 I started to ride there weekly in 30 minute lessons. I never felt intimidated- although a shy child- and felt as though I could progress and move up levels at my own pace. after a few months of going to the riding school the staff knew me and my mum (who brought me each week) by name, who my favourite horses were, and what my strengths and weakness were.

Skip forward afew years and at around 11 years old I had advanced into the top riding group, where I had made friends with both the other riders and my riding teacher (although no longer there anymore) I stopped riding at glen jakes at round 13 years old, although continued to ride friends horses and on holiday etc.

Started riding again at 16, and after going for a half hour private lesson I was assessed as fine to enter at the top level again. I now ride for one hour on a sunday. I have once again made friends in my lesson, with my teacher and with the year staff, who know me by name, my favourite horses and of course my favourite things to do in the lessons. the lessons are made as enjoyable and diverse as possible under riding school conditions. recently in the hot weather we have been able to go onto the cross country courses in the field with no extra cost.

I have also completed up to level 4 of my stable management- know how horses should be treated- and I might add that they are fine. all healthy size and shape, given a one or two week 'holiday' when needed (around 2-5 times a year I estimate depending on the amount of work the horse does)staff are all trained to a knowledgeable level and if you are unsure of anything- ask! All are happy to help. The more you express that you know the more they allow you to do! they are happy to teach you how to take off a saddle, turn out the horses etc (all when one has reached an advanced enough level)

Anyone unsure of weather to joine Glen Jakes then do! you will progress happily! all lessons are of the same ability helping to keep you both safe and confident, the staff are friendly, brilliant at teaching and if you are ever unsure always ask! if this is on the yard or in the lesson it dosnt matter! 10/10!

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