NZ Horse Help: Teresa Trull & Michaela Evans 222 Rimmer Road, RD2 Helensville, NZ Phone: 09 420 6018 Website: www.nzhorsehelp.co.nz Michaela: 022 079 4348 Teresa: 022 342 4444 Information for Children’s clinics with Teresa and Michaela. We work on helping both horse and rider, spending time addressing problems, building confidence and teaching individual and group exercises. We usually start out with riders unmounted but ponies saddled, in a halter on the end of the lead line. We like to check out where everyone and their mount is at and address any problems or concerns at the outset. We will cover some groundwork concepts and skills to prepare for a calm, safe ride. Where necessary we will work the horses ourselves if the problem is beyond the current skill level of the child. Once mounted, we usually run through a few specific exercises to help riders get their horse calm responsive and prepared for the activities ahead. Once again, if there are any issues that come up, we will address it and help the child/horse out. Once the group is operating smoothly move onto some more fun and challenging exercises and may use the Hoof Ball or Cattle in the process! Requirements/checklist All the usual riding and safety gear for the rider and horse, including a snaffle bridle if you have one. A rope halter and lead without a clip is helpful. If you do not have a rope halter and lead, or a snaffle bridle please contact us or note it on the booking form if you do not have one so we can set something up. Please provide water, a healthy snack and anything else your child may require. If he/she is attending more than a ½ day clinic, please provide a nutritious packed lunch. Please provide some hay for your pony to have at lunch. If the pony is staying overnight, you will need to provide ample hay (and additional feed if required). Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times whilst being around, handling and riding the horses. Riding boots – with a heel and no large tread are to be worn whilst riding. A completed booking form and waiver The pony/horse is up to date with its worming, dental and hoof care. Children must wear approved riding helmets whilst mounted and we expect children to: Follow basic safety precautions Behave in a sensible and respectful manner, considering the needs of others Get permission before handling of any horses/ponies For the safety and enjoyment of all, we ask that children pay attention and follow our instruction and for parents to alert us of any known problems or behaviours with the horse/pony. NZ Horse Help: Teresa Trull & Michaela Evans 222 Rimmer Road, RD2 Helensville, NZ Phone: 09 420 6018 Website: www.nzhorsehelp.co.nz Michaela: 022 079 4348 Teresa: 022 342 4444 Information for clinic/ lesson participants and visitors coming to Liberty Circle Ranch Getting Here Rimmer Road is located off of State HWY 16 between Helensville and Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre. It is signposted for the BEACH. From Kumeu direction, heading towards Helensville: Rimmer Road is on the left past Woodhill Sands and after Bradly Rd. Coming from/through Helensville or Parakai, at the roundabout, take exit onto St HWY 16 heading towards Auckland. (Go past Te Pua Rd on right) Rimmer Rd is the second on the Right. Liberty Circle Ranch is #222. 2 kms up Rimmer Rd on the RIGHT, across from Cherry Blossom lane. (There is a rustic Liberty Circle Ranch Sign on the Right). There are a few driveways that converge at the road. - Our driveway is the hard right/hairpin turn behind the row of letterboxes If you are towing a float or are in a truck, use Cherry Blossom on the left as a turning bay. Likewise when leaving LCR – go across the road into the top of Cherry Blossom in order to turn around and head back out Rimmer’s Rd. Amenities and Camping: One long drop toilet – if you are camping overnight, bring some toilet paper just in case One shower hot/cold closed in but outdoor shower that runs off a califont, so please be considerate of other users. Viewing room/kitchen off of arena. This, along with the toilet and shower facilities, is Jools’s personal living space, so please be mindful and tidy up after yourself. Like most horse events, you will need to be pretty prepared for your own camping and cooking setup. Supermarket and cafes/restaurants are located just a few minutes away in Helensville. Parakai Springs is also located conveniently nearby if you want an extra outing: www.parakaisprings.co.nz 0800 HOT POOLS (0800 468 766) Horse Accommodations: Horses will stay in small paddocks with electric fencing (within a well fenced area). Grass will be limited. If your horse has a grass sensitivity please let us know in advance so we can accommodate him/her. You will need to provide your horse with: Ample hay – Whether it is for a day, or several days, please provide plenty of hay for your horses time here. A water bucket All of your horses usual feed and care requirements. There is a wheel barrow and muck fork available for use. Please clean up after your horse.
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