Two Approvals in one Week!
The Non Ridden Equine Association UK
Did you know that there even is such an organisation? I was aware of and am a member of, the Non Ridden Equine group on Facebook and thought it an excellent idea; it hadn’t actually occurred to me before that there might be a need for such a group / organisation because I have never been of the opinion that horses had to be ridden, but sadly that is the opinion of some.
Horses (not forgetting mules of course – Enrique 🥰) – all equines bring so much pleasure to so many people on so many levels – they are amazing wondrous creatures and I am so pleased that people who choose not to ride, for whatever reason, now have the support of a UK-based not-for-profit organisation.
Back in the days when we operated a bitless riding school as well as a livery yard, we regularly hosted non-ridden Equine Facilitated Learning workshops and learned to fully appreciate what amazing teachers our horses are and the depth to which they can communicate with us simple humans.
ABRS+ Certified Livery Yard
In the same week, we learned that we are an Association of British Riding Schools Certified Livery Yard – currently the only one in Wales.
It seems totally mad to me that livery yards are not currently inspected or licensed (yes that’s right – anyone can set up a livery yard!), so the ABRS+ scheme is a step in the right direction.