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Neill Collom decided to take up the reins later in life and is now relishing his newfound passion for horses
In her new book Pony care: A complete guide to buying and caring for your first pony, Alison Pocklington looks at what you need to consider before taking the plunge and buying a pony for your child
Money can buy most things — but it’s not the primary consideration when seeking the perfect first pony. We suss out what to look for in a four-legged gem
‘We hope parents across the UK will be able to introduce their children to the sport, or have a go themselves’
It’s hard being a novice — particularly if you’ve got horsey friends who just seem effortlessly good at it. But nothing in equestrian life is effortless — and if you asked your friends, they’d give you the following advice…
Horses give us something special at every stage of our lives, while our relationship with them changes over time...
Are you desperate for your children to learn to ride, but your partner's not so sure? Here are six reasons that should convince him or her in a flash
If your child is keen to get in the saddle but you're struggling to find riding schools who cater for tiny tots, have a look at our list of centres who take children under five
If you’re suffering from the winter blues, riding might just be the perfect tonic to give you a pick-me-up
If you’re looking to go horse riding, find out what clothing and equipment is essential and what is nice to have
When we stop and think, we have a lot to thank our horses for; whether it's dealing with failure, pushing our boundaries or teaching us what fun really means
It's never too late to start riding — but beginning as an adult rather than as a child does give you a different perspective on the whole malarkey. Do any of these sound familiar...?
Gallery of mini riders and their ponies in action
A summer of events designed to introduce people to riding has been planned by the National Riding Festival