Take Back the Reins

Take Back The Reins Blog

Summerhouse Equestrian Centre in Hardwicke, Gloucester, have been offering Take Back The Reins since March 2013. Their latest group of riders kept a blog of their course experience. Click here to find out how they got on!


Ruth, 43: TBTR Participant

“Returning to riding was something I fancied doing anyway, but Take Back the Reins really gave me the incentive to do so. I just wanted to ride to enjoy it - not to become an expert".


It’s never too late to rekindle or discover a love of horses, pick up that journey and enjoy riding...

Fitting horses back into your life can be simple. Just half an hour of horse riding a week can boost your sense of wellbeing and help to keep you feeling healthy.  Returning to riding may feel daunting but with the right horse to give you confidence it’s amazing how quickly you’ll get going again.

...So, what is it?

Take Back The Reins is a structured series of horse riding lessons that provides coaching specifically designed to support a rider's first steps into the saddle. You will receive a warm welcome from your Take Back The Reins centre who will understand your worries, talk through your goals and match you with the right horse and coach to get you safely underway.

Together you will develop your horse riding skills so that you can walk, trot and canter, depending upon your skill and confidence levels, perhaps in the open countryside. Alongside this you will improve your fitness, and progress within the sport, making sure you have fun along the way.

Horse riding is a hobby for people of all ages and abilities so there’s no need to use the excuse “I’m too old!” or “I’m not good enough”. 

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