Rider Ability Levels
Little or no experience.
Comfortable and in control at the walk and/or trot. Limited experience trotting and/or cantering.
Confident and in control in all paces including rising trot and cantering. Limited experience galloping, doesn’t ride regularly.
Rides regularly, is comfortable and confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across easy terrain and jump small obstacles.
Confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across all terrain, jump any obstacles and also has the ability to handle a spirited horse.
Moray is famous for changing weather conditions and very occasionally we have all four seasons in one day! Lessons, forest rides and beach hacks are very rarely cancelled due to the weather, with the exception of very high winds.
It is advisable that you wear suitable clothing for the weather on the day and also cater for changing conditions.
What to Wear
We advise you to wear jodhpurs, chaps and boots or full length horse riding boots, but we understand not everyone has them. If you don’t have jodhpurs, we suggest some comfortable trousers or a pair of comfy leggings and stout shoes with a small heel (i.e. walking shoes or Chelsea style boots).
Please avoid shoes with buckles, platform shoes, high heels, denim jeans, plus shorts, 3/4 length trousers, or skirts/dresses as saddles can rub against your inner leg.
Equus can provide a limited amount of helmets and boots.
What to Expect
When you arrive you will be asked to fill out a Rider Registration Form. This is industry best practice and an Equus insurance requirement. You will then be provided with safety equipment (helmet & high visibility bib) if required; introduced to your horse and briefed on what to expect as you get mounted. If going on a hack, this will be followed by a brief riding assessment within the school before setting off.
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