Seaton Hackney Stables has a special program for beginner riders, 8-12 years old, wishing to start horseback riding lessons in a supportive, non-threatening atmosphere in small groups of 6-8 riders. We will use cobs or large ponies, which are smaller and more manageable than their full-size equine counterparts. Participants will learn basic horsemanship matters, such as grooming, hoof picking, saddling, bridling, and general safety. One-hour riding lessons take place in a ring or on fenced-in trails. Choice of English or Western saddle.