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Monday, 27 September 2021
IT’S amazing what horses and ponies can teach children at Checkendon Equestrian Centre.
The centre has been teaching children of all levels and ability to ride for many years and has in the last few years set up tailor-made courses for groups of children from local schools.
The children learn to ride and how to care for the ponies, gaining knowledge not only of how to groom and keep a pony but giving them a real sense of responsibility and achievement.
The benefits of riding and being with ponies for children have long been recognised.
The staff at Checkendon Equestrian Centre have been delighted to see the improvement and enjoyment these children have gained in learning to ride.
Riding and stable management sessions can have provided students with an alternative interest. It can help raise self-esteem, build confidence and enhance communication skills, both with animals and teachers/instructors.
Checkendon Equestrian Centre is based in Lovegrove’s Lane, Reading, RG8 0NE.
To find out more, call Linda on (01491) 680225, email linda@checkendon
equestrian.co.uk or visit www.
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