Kingsmead, Our Ethos

Here at Kingsmead we offer a combination of natural and traditional horsemanship to give every rider an understanding of the horses as we believe a good relationship and clear communication between horse and rider is the key to success.

 

We welcome riders of all age and abilities.  We offer private, semi-private and group lessons, lead reins along a bridlepath or hacking straight from the yard.  Our coaches offer progressive lessons and work closely with our clients helping them achieve their goals and enjoy their riding.   Our primary aim is for riders to feel happy and confident; from these foundations everything else can grow.

At Kingsmead we can year round riding or you can enjoy a one off session.  Our all inclusive ethos caters for any rider; we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment combined with a tailored learning programme. We have chosen not to impose an arbitrary weight limit for our riders. 

 

Children enjoy riding here, they can get to know the ponies and their coaches.  We have three schools, as well as our own woodland ride and the public bridlepath, this offers variety and ample learning opportunities.  We have extensive experience with emotional, behavioral and social needs and can achieve very positive outcomes.  a We have a range of suitable ponies who enjoy working with our riders with physical limitations.

 

We have an increasing number of adult riders, some starting out for the first time and others returning to riding after a long break, we have a range of horses to suit every adult and have four adult only groups at the weekend.

At Kingsmead we offer an innovative approach to riding, by using Ground Work (sometimes known as Natural Horsemanship or Horse Whispering) riders can gain a deeper understanding about how their emotions impact on their horses and their riding.  Working on the ground can enable nervous riders to see how they are influencing their horse when ridden whilst our more confident riders can explore ways to get the best from their mount.  You can see the pleasure on the handler's faces as the pony follows them; having that relationship with a horse, even for such a short time, is truly amazing.  We use Ground Work in our Equine Assisted Learning Programmes.

We are Licenced by Tandridge Council, who awarded us the maximum 5* rating.  You can therefore by confident that our horses, their care and well being are well managed.  Furthermore our health and safety procedures are robust and we have the appropriate systems in place to support our clients and staff.

Living as a herd

Herd life is important for horses; we have at least three herds here at Kingsmead. Come and enjoy watching the horses interact.

​Caring for the horses

We pride ourselves on knowing the horses and will tailor their work accordingly. Horses enjoy a variety of activites to suit their personalities.

Meeting  their needs

Our horses get individual care. They are seen  by the vet, the farrier, the osteopath and the equine dentist when needed.

A horse for everyone​

Our smallest pony is 8hh and are largest horse is 17.3hh; we have some steady cobs and some more energetic warmbloods.

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