Pony Ownership Workshop

Mon, 29th August 2022 (10.00am - 3.00pm)
Oak Tree Farm, Wetheral

Interested in owning your own equine? This day will teach you all about caring for and owning a pony!

This workshop is for children (aged 10 to 15 years old) and their parents/guardians who are interested in pony ownership, or are first time owners looking to learn more.

The day will cover topics including:

  • Day-to-day basic pony care
  • Food preparation and feeding
  • Appropriate handling and health checking
  • Weight management and how to measure a horses weight
  • Appropriate working and pasture management
  • Common health problems and when to call a vet
  • Health of the ridden horse
  • Equine behavioural needs
  • The cost of horse ownership

Prior to the workshop you will be asked to fill out a form outlining your experience and particular interests so that we can tailor the training to each individual’s needs.


  • It is important to arrive 10 minutes before the arrival time to ensure the event can begin on time.
  • Please bring weather appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes / wellies.
  • Please bring a packed lunch or consider buying a picnic bags which are available to buy from our on site Tearoom.
  • Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions.


This workshop is £30 for one child and one accompanying adult. There are 8 spaces available (4 adult and child duos).

To book, please call our Reception Team on 01228 560082 ext.225 (phonelines open 10.00am to 4.00pm).

If you would like to book more than one adult per child or more than one child per adult, please inquire as there is a small extra fee.

Any questions please feel free to email: equine@oaktreeanimals.org.uk 

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