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Weʼre raising £500 to S.O.S "Save Our Stables" "Help for Russells", T-shirts for & transport to the meeting to support the planning application and building work.

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Support Russells planning application for relocation, here's why - Russells Equestrian Centre provide employment in the area it provides a unique service to the community.

Lessons delivered by two skilled coaches with 65 years of experience between them.

In times of increasing uncertainty the confidence developed in learners knowing that lessons will be delivered by the same coaches each time cannot be over emphasised.

Classical riding techniques, which can be traced back to 430BC, combined with the most up-to-date thinking in coaching techniques, horse and rider biomechanics and psychology.

Total respect for their horses and ponies, all of whom are treated as individuals, as too are the riders that they coach.

Group riding lessons are strictly restricted in numbers to ensure quality of delivery.

The above also means that riders learning at Russells E.C. develop the skills necessary to really ride a real horse/pony, rather than simply following the tail of the horse/pony in front. Not only does this make lessons more interesting for the horses/ponies involved it means that riders develop the skills and confidence to work in partnership with another living being, while sharing space and coaches with others.

It allows learners to develop their verbal and non-verbal communication and leadership skills.

This type of lesson fills a huge gap for riders who choose to move into horse loaning/ownership, where following the tail in front is not an option!

Russells E.C. specialise in helping the “riding school rider” grow and develop into responsible horse-ownership by supporting them in finding and keeping their first horse and making what was elitist much more accessible.

Their “Own a pony” days and horse/pony Loan Programme provide the ideal stepping stone into horse-ownership and the perfect alternative for riders whose budget and lifestyle would otherwise make participation in the horse world impossible.

Russells E.C. is the grass-roots gateway into elite riding.

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) lessons and lessons for those with special needs are provided on a one-to-one basis. This allows time for horse-care and interactions with equines from the ground before riding which is invaluable in building rapport, over-coming fears, developing confidence and feelings of well-being.

Horses are big, have distinct personalities, have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment plus react to body language and other nonverbal cues. Equine Assisted Growth and Learning at Russells E.C. affords people the opportunity to reflect on how they approach relationships, how they might face other big or overwhelming issues in life, helps people overcome bullying at school or in the workplace and develop assertiveness.

Russells E.C’s school horses and ponies are rescues who may have suffered neglect, abuse and malnourishment

. With Carol and Verity’s love, attention and skills they have been rehabilitated, providing their clients (starting from two and a half years of age with no upper age-limit) not only with sound, healthy, happy horses and ponies to ride and interact with but the inspiration that we too can over-come issues in our past and have a more positive future.

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    • Hannah Merrin

      Hannah Merrin

      Oct 4, 2018

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 4, 2018

      Sorry I can’t be there - everything crossed 🤞🏼 xx

      £20.00

    • Becky Chapman

      Becky Chapman

      Oct 4, 2018

      Looking forward to supporting your application on the 5th Nov

      £50.00

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