Horse Ride - Charity Challenge
The horse ride Challenges at Charity Tours are not dozy old riding school ponies. They are serious horse ride. Although they are rigorously schooled and comprehensively educated for this work, there is nothing push-button about them. They are all individual characters, and they sometimes have their moments.
We lay down challenges at Horse to remind you that you still have the right stuff. We build your confidence and knowledge of skills by taking them, just a little, out of your comfort zone. Horses need to know that they have a human on whom they can rely, whom they can trust to keep them safe.
The evolutionary biology of the horse is all about survival, the same life and death axis that those who have served know so well. These equines are looking for certainty and confidence from their riders, and this transmits itself down the reins.
This is a huge element of the our horse riding challenge, as the course participants learn to leave everything else behind and concentrate on the best part of themselves. As the veterans rise to this challenge, they often surprise themselves by proving what they can do. They remind themselves that their courage and resourcefulness and capability are still there, and this reminder is a great part of what puts a smile back on their faces.
As we often say here: this is not a trekking holiday. It’s hard work and a sharp learning curve. There are sometimes surprises along the way. Yet, on every course, week in and week out, we see people rising to the occasion, touching peaks of success that they might not have expected. We have faith in you, and they reward us by rediscovering their faith in themselves.