Learn to Look After a Horse

Horse riding used to be seen as a little girl’s dream and Pony Club would be the fulfilment of that wish. It was star spangled and glorified in pink with lots of ribbons and bows. Although little girls – and increasingly boys – will always play with toy ponies and dream about a rather more romantic illusion of riding horses, times have moved on.

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Horse riding used to be seen as a little girl’s dream and Pony Club would be the fulfilment of that wish. It was star spangled and glorified in pink with lots of ribbons and bows. Although little girls – and increasingly boys – will always play with toy ponies and dream about a rather more romantic illusion of riding horses, times have moved on. Pony Club still exists and is an excellent way to get fantastic instruction with full guidance in a professional environment adhering to health and safety standards. Hands-on experience is a delight for younger budding horse enthusiasts at Pony Club where they can really learn the ropes and take hold of the reins. Children can develop at their own rate and learn great equine skills. In addition to learning how to tack up and ride a horse, they also learn a great deal about horse care. This will also mean learning about equestrian supplies.

One of the reasons it is good for children to be involved in a club environment whilst taking care of horses is that all too often when a pet is given to a young child, they are not aware of the responsibilities involved. The result is that pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals quickly lose the novelty value. Looking at animals through the restrictive bars of a cage might seem ok and taking it out for exercise and play is all very well but taking physical care of an animal with food and shelter supplies is another thing. When neglected, animals suffer and can become ill, die or have to be given away with sometimes distressing consequences. This teaches children nothing. With a large animal such as a pony or horse, it is not possible for it to be considered as a simple pet. Equestrian supplies need to be given strict consideration from the outset.

Supplies, from a good retailer who keeps to a high quality without charging a fortune, can easily be found online. Equestrian supplies are not just about food. There are supplements to consider and horses like an occasional treat too. You will need to think about care of the skin and fur, hooves, ears, eyes and nose. Rugs, bedding, products for grooming and all kinds of equipment will all be needed. Go to a supplier who knows and cares about animals, and will give you the correct advice.

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