Get ready for a fun adventure on four legs with this 2 hour Horse Riding experience through the New Forest National Park. You'll learn the basics of this exciting and easy activity before setting off on a gentle trail through the New Forest countryside. Beginners are welcome on the ride which is in Western saddle, offering a more relaxed and easier style of riding. Youll start of in the arena with a short joint lesson to settle you on your trusty steeds and cover the basics of riding before heading out into the New Forest. Once out on the trail, you'll enjoy incredible views as you both make your way through the luscious trees and fantastic grasslands of the New Forest. Keep an eye out for ponies grazing and large cattle scattered over beautiful greens. Perhaps you'll get lucky and come across one of the many timid fallow deer as you ride along the tree lined tracks and leafy glades of the forest woodlands. Whatever you spy on your ride through the New Forest, you're sure to have a wonderful experience you'll never forget.
Need to Know
On arrival at the riding centre, you'll be met by your instructor and kitted out in all the necessary riding gear before being given a full briefing including safety procedures and techniques for handling your horses. Then it's time to mount your horses as you spend time learning the basics of riding from within the safety of the riding centre. Your instructor will teach how to position yourselves in the saddle and hold the reins before you give a little kick to signal to your horses that you want to go forward. You'll also learn how to move left and right and come to a controlled stop and get your balance at walk and jog paces. At the end of your joint lesson, you'll both head out to spend the rest of your ride in the New Forest countryside before returning to the riding centre.