Holistic Horse & Pony Centre
  • 2 Roundtree Cottages
    Long Reach
    West Horsley
    KT24 6NG
Based in Ockham, just a few miles from Guildford, The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre is one of the few horse riding schools in the UK that offers private and group lessons and activities to all ages and experiences under the supervision of a qualified holistic therapist.

Where horses and people can be themselves...

Horses are incredibly sensitive and intuitive; not only can they pick up on their rider’s emotions, but can often reflect and magnify their tensions and concerns.

Using horses’ incredible ability to take in the whole picture, The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre in Ockham near Guildford offers so much more than the ‘usual’ riding lessons. Yes, private and group lessons, hacks and experience days are available, but the centre’s strength is in its use of the relationship between horse and rider to explore the nature of your riding and any fears or challenges you may be struggling with. From there, holistic therapist, Wendy Price will provide you with the tools to change at physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Please contact Holistic Horse and Pony Centre
on 0800 783 0292 to book your lesson or call Wendy Price
on 07801 567 850 for further details about holistic horse riding.


The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre provides a wide range of private and group lessons and sessions, including:

  • Riding experiences to learn how to groom and tack-up and create a better bond with your horse
  • Holistic riding sessions to eradicate nervousness and low confidence in your riding
  • Holistic riding courses
  • Holistic horse care
  • Holistic equine courses
  • Equine assisted therapy
  • Weekend Care Share Clubs for riders aged 7 and over, which includes a group lesson or hack, grooming time and advice on how to care for the horses
  • Micro Mini Club for 4 to 7 year olds
  • Adult Riding and Horse Experiences
  • Pony Days
  • Private lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Hacks

Holistic riding lessons

Holistic riding can be useful for a range of challenges:

  • Riding – build self-confidence, re-establish sense of control, help overcome nerves, aid progress
  • Your horse – better relationship between horse and rider, increased understanding, enhanced communication, better handling of difficult, resistant or nervous horses
  • Your relationships – more loving relationships, understanding why you attract certain people and situations, enhanced communication skills and overcoming fear of commitment or intimacy
  • Your self – boost self esteem, develop trust and faith in your own judgement, feel more safe, secure and loved, put joy back into riding and your life, enhance personal growth
  • Your career – make your dreams a reality, discover your life’s purpose, release job stress and pressure, improve financial situation

About the Centre

As a holistic centre, not only is the physical wellbeing of the horses taken into account, but also their psychological and emotional welfare. The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre’s horses live out in a herd, enabling them to socialise with each other. Good sized stables provide shelter and with low walls, horses are able to see and interact with other members of their herd.

Seasonal routines are adopted to provide the horses with a more natural environment in which to thrive, and enjoy year round grazing over 50 acres. Horses enjoy a natural, fibre-based diet which is easier to digest than conventional feeds and as in the wild, horses can graze hay throughout the day.

Horses are barefoot if it suits their feet but if they are more comfortable with shoes, they are shod by the centre’s experienced farrier. Horses are only wormed when required as regular, unnecessary chemical worming can upset the natural balance of the digestive system.

In essence, each horse is treated as an individual and a whole animal, with the horse’s mind and body taken into account to promote a healthier, happier horse or pony. 

Find out more

Please call The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre in Ockham near Guildford on 0800 783 0292 to book your lesson or hack.

Alternatively, please call Wendy Price on 07801 567 850 for more information about her Holistic Riding and Equine Assisted Therapy.

Please remember to mention The Best of Guildford when contacting The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre.
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