Pony Riding at EMP
One of our fun extracurricular activities is pony riding ... and as expected, we don't juuuust do pony riding. The children have the opportunity to learn a lot more. We talk about horses and ponies, what they need, what they like and how we behave around them: calm and respectful.
The children also learn about farm life and what comes with it, e.g. harvesting hay, horse shoeing, cleaning the farm yard, other animals and care of, etc.
It is amazing to see how the children change their behavior towards the ponies and other animals around them from the first to the last session. Scared children become bold and radiant; more active children become calm; rougher children become gentle ...
It is a great group experience!