Our Summer Club

Following on from the success of our weekend Sanctuary Club, we are delighted to be offering Junior and Senior Summer Clubs during the summer holidays.

If you would like to learn more about horse welfare and understand more about our methods of rehabilitating rescued horses, then this is the club for you!  Plus, you will have a lot of fun along the way!

We are offering four separate weeks throughout the holidays - two for juniors (aged 8 - 11 years) and two for seniors (aged 11 - 15 years).  Each club booking consists of five morning sessions over the course of 1 week, starting at 9:30am and finishing at 12:00 noon. 

Over the five sessions, you will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience and get to know our herds.  We will be covering topics relating both horse care and the natural environment - please see details of content below.  We don't ride our horses at Mane Chance - instead you will form relationships by working with them on their level, so no previous experience is required!

This is a wonderful way to not only learn about what we do, but to contribute to looking after our horses that have gone through so much in the past and their home - you will be part of their care and helping them to trust people again.

More importantly, you will have a lot of fun doing it!

Typical Junior Content:

  • Basic horse care
  • Daily healthchecks including heart rate and pulse measuring
  • Headcollaring, leading and grooming
  • Walking our smaller ponies
  • Mindfulness (calmness) with the horses
  • 5 domains of animal welfare
  • Horse passports and scanning of microchips
  • Signs of good and ill health
  • Pond dipping
  • Maintenance of our bug village
  • Working on hedgerows

Typical Senior Content:

  • ‚ÄčAdvanced horse care including body scoring and weighing of horses
  • Daily healthchecks including heart rate and pulse measuring
  • Headcollaring, leading, grooming and hoof picking
  • Walking our larger horses (or smaller ones if preferred!)
  • Mindfulness with the horses
  • 5 domains of animal welfare
  • Signs of good and ill health
  • Horse passports, scanning or microchips and recording of vaccinations
  • Clicker training
  • Making and using enrichment activities for the horses
  • Designing an obstacle course and leading the horses through it

Prices and how to book:

Courses of sessions must be booked and paid for in advance - the fee covers five sessions in the same week - dates cannot be swapped (due to health and safety ratios).

The cost of each set of 5 sessions is £125 per child (working out at just £25 per session).

The following dates are available for booking - please click on the week you wish to book to be taken to the booking page.

Senior Course (ages 11 - 15 years):

Monday 24th July - Friday 28th July - 9:30am - 12:00 noon - Fully Booked

Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August - 9:30am - 12:00 noon - Fully Booked

Monday 14th August - Friday 18th August - 9:30am - 12:00 noon - Fully Booked

Junior Course (ages 8 - 11 years):

Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August - 9:30am - 12:00 noon - Fully Booked

Monday 21st August - Friday 25th August - 9:30am - 12:00 noon

Please note: once booked, sessions cannot be refunded due to non-attendance or transferred to another course (we are restricted on numbers due to health and safety protocols).

Our horses and team look forward to welcoming you.

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