Enjoy a day on the ranch! After 'hot coffee and a bacon sanny' you will groom, tack up and get to know your 'trusty steed'. Then learn the basics of Western Riding before a sizzling BBQ lunch and afternoon trail ride through the New Forest.
This experience will last a total of approx. 1 day with approx. 1 day in the saddle.
Your working day starts at 9am with a coffee, a 'bacon sarny' and a chat with the Trail Leaders, who'll explain what you're going to get up to and answer any questions, before the first of the days tasks - grooming and getting to know your 'trusty steed', they each have a different personality and, as you're going to be together for the day, it's a good idea to get to know your new friend, especially what he likes. It won't do to upset him.
We'll all work together, showing you how to fit head-collars and then how to 'lead' and 'rack up' on the yard. Next, find out how to tack him up, before a quick break for another coffee.
Through all the work with the horses our 'ranch hands' will be alongside you, helping, advising and answering any questions that arise. We hope everyone will work as a team, helping each other and enjoying learning about the 'Western Crew'.
After coffee, it's time to mosey on down to one of the arenas for a Western Riding Lesson, where we'll cover the basics of the Western Style. Western Riding is a great deal more relaxed than its European counterpart and some regular riders often find the change of style challenging.
Beginners are welcome on all our Western Rides as we use gentle paces, walk and jog, only, and they usually find Western Riding a lot easier to pick up.
Lunchtime is for horses and riders alike so, after ensuring your mount has hay and water, it's time to sit down to a sizzling 'Chicken n Steak' BBQ lunch and a chance to rest any aching muscles.
After lunch, set off to ride into the wild blue yonder on a Western Trail into the New Forest. The trail takes you across the plains where you will ride amongst the free roaming wild forest ponies, foals and cattle and then on into several of the forest enclosures, where, with a bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of the Forest Deer or one of the other inhabitants of the woods.
So, there's no excuse - 'get yer jeans' on and ride the range.
Western Adventure Days take place on selected dates only usually Wednesdays and Fridays once or twice a month between April and October. The maximum weight on rides is 15 stone and the minimum age is 12 years. More experienced riders should be aware that they will not be able to take faster paces on this ride. Riding may not be suitable for some disabilities. It is not suitable during pregnancy. If in doubt please ask before booking. Riders must wear full length trousers or jeans, at least a T shirt so that shoulders are covered and a sturdy shoe or boot with a small heel for safety, as this helps prevent your foot slipping through the stirrup. Once booked there is no cancellation or change, Western Trails go out even if it is raining.
Each voucher entitles
up to 2 people
to participate in this experience. The voucher is
transferable, which means that anyone can use it.
The voucher remains valid for bookings for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for
We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important for weekend events.
Event takes place at
New Milton in Hampshire
Hampshire, Hampshire, BH25 5SH.
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