Q - Are the ponies insured?
A - Yes - we are covered with £1 million public liability insurance when giving rides (please ask to see our certificate)
Q - Are you licensed by the local district council?
A - Yes. South Oxfordshire district council (please ask to see our certificate)
Q - How old does my child have to be?
A - There is no minimum age as long as your child can sit unaided (for children under 5 we would like a parent to walk with us)
Q - What should I wear?
A - Warm Clothes, tracksuit bottoms or jodhpurs are less restricting than jeans, boots or shoes with a very low heel
Q - Do you provide hats?
A - Yes and all our hats are inspected regularly and meet all current safety standards
Q - Do I need any experience?
A - No. Our ponies are safe and very versatile! They do not mind if you have never ridden before because it means that they will be able to relax and take their time!
Q - Can I take the ponies out on my own?
A - No, due to our insurance restrictions we must accompany you. However we can ride out with you so that experienced rides can enjoy a faster pace
Q- Are you a riding school?
A - No. we give pleasure rides without official instruction. We can recommend a riding school or we can arrange for a freelance BHSAI riding instructor to give you lessons on our ponies (additional cost for tuition & menage hire)
Q - Are your ponies fit and well?
A - Yes! the ponies have plenty of rest and access to grass, hay and water at all times.
They are vaccinated against flu and tetanus and are wormed regularly as well as seeing a farrier regularly. The ponies are fully vetted each year to check that they are fit and well and suitable for public use.