Rider Ability Levels
Never been on a horse or pony.
Can control at the walk. Limited experience trotting.
Can control in all paces including rising trot and cantering. Limited experience galloping, don’t ride regularly.
Rides regularly 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 can handle a spirited horse.
Please be honest about your ability so you get the most from your Equus riding experience.
Equus has a 15 stone/95kg weight limit for riding. Riding over this weight is at the discretion of the Owner and rides can be cancelled – so please be ‘weight honest’ for the welfare of the horses and your enjoyment.
Please note these important points when visiting Equus:
1. We apologise but we cannot currently accept card payments.
2. Dogs are not allowed so do not bring them with you.
3. If attending a whole day event bring lunch with you.
4. No smoking is allowed at Equus.
What to Wear
DO WEAR: Jodhpurs, chaps and boots or full length riding boots if you have them. Or comfortable trousers or leggings and shoes with a small heel (i.e. walking shoes or Chelsea style boots).
DO NOT WEAR: Flat soled trainers (like Converse & Sketchers), shoes with buckles, platforms or high heels, denim jeans, shorts & 3/4 length trousers, skirts and dresses.
Equus can provide a helmet.
Moray is famous for changing weather conditions. Lessons, forest or beach hacks are very rarely cancelled due to the weather, so please wear suitable clothing for the weather on the day and also cater for changing conditions.
What to Expect
On arrival you will be asked to fill out a Rider Registration Form, which is an Equus insurance requirement. You will then be provided with safety equipment (helmet & high visibility bib) as required; introduced to your horse and briefed on what to expect as you get mounted.
Please can all riders arrive 15mins before the lesson or hack.
Equus reserve the right to cancel the hack or lesson if the riders arrive too late and any deposit will be forfeited.