Family Courses

"Children  are the living message we send to a time we will not see"

- Tracy James


Due to the huge amount of fun my team and myself have had through out the year teaching families with children, I have decided to offer Family Courses. These are designated weeks during the year which will be available for families to come here and really enjoy, in a safe environment, learning all about horses. Keeping children safe when they are around horses and whilst riding can be a worrying time for parents. Our environment and teaching methods will not only keep your family safe whilst you are here but will give you a unique insight into horse behavior that will stay with you, always. After your family course why not stay an extra week for sight seeing or chilling around the pool. Price on application
  A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE Normally courses run Sat - Sat with a day off on Wednesday for sight-seeing or time for fun-time around the pool. Family holidays are self catering with full use of the newly fitted kitchen in the guest area, television for playing DVDs. There is a BBQ facility and full use of the ranch facilities including, of course the outdoor swimming pool. We have several spacious family rooms available depending on how many children you have and if you want your bedroom separate from theirs. We can put together a food hamper for your need for a rushed stressed shop at the local supermarket -)) This can be paid for on arrival. We normally get together, guests and staff at least once a week for a BBQ. With the children we make their leaning experience fun and memorable as well as educational with egg and spoon races, musical chairs, treasure hunts all WITH horses.  Safety is very important so they learn how to be safe around horses on the ground, they learn how to make a connection and bond with them in a very special unique way so when they get up on the horse they are much more confident to ride. Usually the children love to get involved in feeding, washing the horse, feeding the pigs and hens. The children have the freedom to do as much or as little as they like so if they want to go and cool down in the swimming pool whilst we are with the horses then that is fine. Usually the training is 2 - 3 hours each day. We have other animals including 2 pet pigs, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hens, ducks and an aviary with budgies, canaries, parakeets and a parrot called Oscar. many children come here with a fear of at least one of the above animals (including horses) and its lovely to see them building their trust and confidence whilst interacting with them. For the Adults there is also an 18 hole golf club close-by, fishing in the local lakes, beautiful walks, or maybe you just need some relaxing time around the pool whilst the rest of the family are horseying around. AND NOT FORGETTING! Family Fun Time, ball games,, splashing and playing in the pool " This has been a truly amazing experience  it is seldom that we do things as a family but this week we have not only connected with the horses but with ourselves, a big thank you from all of us"  The Wiskow Family