5 DAY ACTIVITY HOLIDAY Driving Horses on the Somerset Levels with Accommodation

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5 DAY ACTIVITY HOLIDAY Driving Horses on the Somerset Levels with Accommodation

April 16 @ 11:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm

£750.00

April 16th @ 11:00 am – April 20th @ 4:00 pm

£750.00

5 day activity holiday driving horses on the Somerset Levels with accommodation.

Other dates can be arranged by contacting suzannah@horsehavenuk.com

If there are 2 people together the price will be £1,400 reducing the cost to £700 each as opposed to £750. Please contact suzannah@horsehavenuk.com for methods of payment.  A deposit will secure your place. Alternatively you could phone Suzannah on 07545 139009

Accommodation is in a mobile home on site. Plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area and Somerset Levels.  We are in a lovely location surrounded by beautiful countryside and a nature reserve. Lots of wildlife and a paradise for bird watchers.  Lovely walks close by and the interesting Town of Glastonbury is just 4 miles away, also the lovely Cathedral City of Wells is just a short drive where you will find great restaurants and shops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetarian lunch is provided each day but evenings are whatever you wish.  Self catering in the mobile home or maybe a jaunt to the local pubs.

Monday 11am until 4pm – Discussing the role of the groom.

Watching a horse being harnessed and put to cart.

Care of the horse before and after driving.

Out on the road in the 4 wheel carriage to learn and experience the role and importance of the groom.

Back for lunch at 1pm.

Learning about harness and all aspects of safety.

Learning the voice commands and why we use certain words and tone of voice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 11am until 4pm – Harnessing a horse.

Putting  the cart safely to the horse.

Learning how to manoeuvre the cart around obstacles.

Spatial awareness.

Lunch at 1pm

Driving a 2 wheel cart on the safety of the track here at Horse Haven Uk.

Opportunity to drive and experience being the groom.

Driving around obstacles, stopping at T Junctions, roundabouts etc. which are on the track to emulate what you will encounter on the road.

Weather permitting a drive through the pond.

 

 

Wednesday 10.30 until 1pm – Long lining  a horse around the track and using one of the horses to harrow the arena.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon off for you to explore Glastonbury and surrounding areas.

 

Thursday 11am until 4.30pm – Recap on harnessing and safety.

Plenty of driving opportunity learning to negotiate the track on the 4 wheel carriage.

Lunch 1pm

Off for 2 1/2 hour drive in the countryside where each person will experience the role of driver and that of the groom.  Taking a flask of tea and some nibbles to have a short break along the way.

 

Friday 10.30am till 3.30pm – Each participant will be expected to harness up on their own, know the parts of the harness and assess safety of carts.  Another drive out on the road in the 4 wheel carriage feeling confident in own abilities.

Back at 1.30pm for a 30 minute lunch break.

Recap and reflect on the week as a whole.

Questions and Answers before your journey home.

 

The itinerary might vary slightly due to circumstances but all activities will be covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
April 16 @ 11:00 am
End:
April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
£750.00
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Organiser

Horse Haven UK

Venue

Horse Haven Uk
25 Ashcott Road, Meare
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
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Phone:
01458 860186
Website:
www.horsehavenuk.com