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Safety


It is our job to make your riding experience with us as safe as we can. We are licensed through East Lothian Council, who annually check and our facilities and our ponies with a full veterinary inspection .

We regularly do risk assessment: analysing and striving to improve our facilities

Paul is fully trained in First Aid.

Safety hats are provided. All of our hats are fully ajustable to fit any size of head and are all approved with the British Horse Society's Standard for Safety.


What Happens on a Trek?

Treks take place on our chosen area of private farmland, near Gifford in East Lothain, and our beach treks take place at Yellow Craigs Beach and John Muir Country Park. Upon arrival, children will be introduced to the trek-leader and the pony allocated to them. They will be given time to spend getting to know their pony; grooming, patting, talking and learning about them.

Your child will be given a riding hat, conforming to UK safety standards, they are fully adjustable so as to fit their head snugly. It will then be time to mount the pony, do some walking up and down and get a feel for riding, all with careful support and supervision from the trek-leader. Once each child is ready we set off on the trek. Their first ride with us takes 20-30 minutes, through fields and woods.

As children grow more experienced and confident, the trek time can be increased, but for beginners we have found that 20-30 minutes is amply sufficient. When the trekking is over, the child will dismount and there will be time for patting, grooming and photographs. Trek4Tots clothing and merchandise will also be available to buy. After that, it will be time to say goodbye and take your thoroughly exhausted child home!

Take a look at our photo gallery to see more pictures of what happens on a trek.


Buy Riding Wear at Treks4Tots

Treks4Tots merchandise will be available soon!

We will have waterproof jackets, polo shirts, and hoodies available. They will all be embroidered with our Treks4Tots logo (shown below) and you can have your tots name added too. Full details, photos, and price list to follow…


What Your Child Should Wear

The most important item of clothing is footwear. A boot or Wellington that has a slight heel, to catch the stirrup, is essential. For health and safety reasons trainers are not allowed. Riding boots and half chaps are ideal.

Leg wear must be comfortable. Whilst jeans are acceptable, they are sometimes rough and do not allow adequate leg movement. Track suit bottoms or jodhpurs are preferable.

On warm days, a T-shirt that covers the shoulders will be sufficient. On colder days, a fleece or jacket may be needed.

Riding gloves, to prevent the reins from slipping through your hands, are always a good idea.