Learn horse riding at Equi-Libre centre

If you would like to learn horse riding, or buy second-hand equipment such as seals or riding clothes…but also understand and appreciate horses, do not hesitate to contact the Equi-Libre riding centre in Lannemezan.

During this holiday period, if you want to go for a pony ride for children 3/5 years old accompanied by their parents, it is always at “Equi-libre” where you have to go.On the spot, Lucie, Dimitri and Maureene, all three teachers, welcome you.

“To benefit from riding lessons is our vocation” says Lucie, “especially as this is our main activity with the boarding house for the horses. During the lessons, young riders (from 5 years old) and adult riders learn show jumping, dressage and hunter (mix of show jumping and dressage).We also welcome and work with people with disabilities, whether motor, social or mental, and during equine mediation sessions, the horse is the mediator between the facilitator and the beneficiary.

But” says Dimitri, co-manager of the centre with Lucie and also an ethologist, “here we learn mounted riding, as well as riding on foot. Ethology is the study of the horse’s behaviour, of its habits in its natural environment”. In short, it’s learning the horse” says Lucie, who adds: “in our country we can only do ethology”.

The Equi-Libre centre has 30 horses and ponies at the disposal of the apprentice riders, a riding school (covered and lighted space), an arena (open working space) and a racecourse for the horses to work in. The riding school has 70 riders who practice regularly, it is also a club house where parents can supervise their children who work at the riding school.”As a specialized educator she accompanies people in difficulty, and Dimitri as an ethologist she educates or re-educates horses that may have suffered various traumas, including abuse.

Next Sunday, August 2nd will take place at Équi-Libre the final of the “Challenge”, whose first two rounds were held in Castelnau-Magnoac and Sarrecave (31). With 2 disciplines on the program: handling and derby-cross. The competition starts at 9:30 a.m. At the end of the competition, the title of winner of the Interclub Challenge will be delivered.


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