Latest News from The Bays
In August we launched ‘Pony Time’, offering our regular participants the opportunity to visit The Bays and spend time with their favourite horse or pony, take photos and treat them to a carrot or an apple. As you will see from this video it's been a big hit with all of those attending, including the horses and ponies too who just love the attention (not to mention the carrots and apples). This will now be a regular activity, open to all our riding and driving participants (our Pony Time area is designed to be wheel chair accessible). We are already looking at how we will ‘weather proof’ this activity so we can continue as the autumn and winter weather arrives.
Pony Time is our first step in offering alternatives to our usual riding and driving activities that will allow us to welcome back our regular participants whilst maintaining social distancing. We are currently looking at a number of ideas for additional activities. Pony Time has proven that cuddling a pony is fantastic therapy to help boost mental wellbeing and we are also hoping to include activities to help with physical well-being too. Please keep an eye on our website and FaceBook page for details.
- RDA UK’s Take Part at Home.
- Gillian Higgins Horse Anatomy Colouring Activity Pack for Children.
- For volunteers, RDA UK’s Equine Knowledge module.
This is our sixth monthly newsletter since our riding and driving activities were suspended due to Covid-19 in March. With lockdown easing and appropriate measures in place to allow people to visit The Bays safely for Pony Time and volunteering we have decided that newsletters will now be quarterly, so our next issue will be at the end of November. In the meantime we will be keeping our website and FaceBook page up to date.
We wish you all the very best of health, and we very much look forward to seeing many of you at The Bays again for ‘Pony Time’ in the coming weeks.