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Here at Bettws Lifehouse we are extreamly lucky as we have an Equine yard which gets used daily by our pupils. We have a fully qualified BHS instructor who leads sessions in Riding and Horsemanship. Pupils also visit the yard with staff to provide a therapeutic strand of the curriculum as horses are well known to work wonders to increase confidence, core strength and coordination. 

Archie 

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Archie is a cheeky chappy! He is a 13.2 hands high New Forest Gelding, but he likes to think he is a 17 hand thoroughbred stallion! Born in Dorset’s New Forest in 2004, he spent his foal-hood mostly stealing people’s picnics, before being snapped up by a small Shropshire pony-club when he was 3 years old. He had a very good education there before coming to us 5 years ago, and has made us laugh every-day since!

Archie is an amazing colour-changing pony. His blue-roan colour, means his coat is a dark brown with flecks of silver and goes through several colour changes a year: he can be anything from a woolly brown bear in January to a sleek silver fox in July!

Archie can be a bit lazy. This makes him super-safe as unless you ask him to do anything else he mostly likes to save energy and stand still or walk slowly!  … but if you can make it fun (and show him who’s boss!)  he’ll turn his hoof to anything and can be quite sprightly. Mostly he is ruled by his tummy!

 

Shilo

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Shilo stands at approximately 15 hands high, Shilo is a bit bigger and stockier than Archie. He is a Welsh Cob, although his skewbald colouring would suggest a bit of  Clydesdale in there somewhere! Shilo is a saint. He hasn’t got a bad bone in his body – he’ll look after any beginner, but is also very able to give a more experienced rider a lot of fun.

 

 

 

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