Riders with additional needs

Coloured Cob have a fun range of equestrian activities suitable for disabled riders. We have tailored a number of lessons to suit children and adults who have additional needs.

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Riding with Coloured Cob allows for the opportunity to spend time with all of our kind natured, beautiful horses

Our Disabled riding sessions can be enjoyed on an one to one or group basis. We have over 50 horses ranging from 10.2hh - 17hh that are able to carry riders who have additional needs.

There are a number of health benefits that come from spending time with and riding a horse or pony and its therapeutic and educational too.

  • It’s lots of FUN!
  • It’s a social activity which helps to increase confidence and therefore an opportunity to make friends and build a relationship with the horse or pony
  • Improves attention
  • Helps to improve sitting position
  • Learn basic riding skills
  • Encourage riders to develop riding skills
  • Can help correct asymmetrical spinal postures
  • Stimulates improved balance
  • Stimulates bilateral muscle
  • Mobilises joints
  • Improves body awareness
  • Multi sensory, so there will be new smells, sounds, sights, touch, ie the pony’s fur and warmth
  • May help with digestion

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Soph joined CCEC over 2 years ago and it was instant love at first sight. She rode what can only be described as a phenomenal little pony Sara.  With the help of Sara and the wonderful instructors Soph was soon cantering and jumping. Soph was hooked.

Then in January 2017 we Sharon spoke to us about one of her other fabulous ponies Pika.  It was love at first sight.  We have loaned Pika from then.

CCEC has so much to offer and Soph has tried it all.  She loves vaulting with the gentle giant ted,  she's had carriage driving lessons with Appollo and enjoyed a leisurely ride out with Faith.  Trekked through the beautiful and safe scenery around the centre.  She regularly takes part in the dressage and show jumping event days. Soph is a pony club member and has entered competitions with her pony club friends to represent CCEC.

Writing this today is a pleasure.  Soph has just returned home from a day out at Bransby horse rescue with her CCEC friends and staff followed by a sleep over at the centre.  She is on cloud nine.

CCEC is our Utopia.  There is nothing we love more then simply being on the yard around the amazing ponies and horses.  The atmosphere is wonderful.  All the staff are approachable, happy and friendly. We have the added pleasure of loaning Pika and words cannot describe the bond Soph has built with him.  This has been with the endless knowledge and support from Sharon and her team.

Thank you all.
Jen Lee