The original Non Ridden Equine Facebook Group was launched on 4th May 2017. On the 4th May 2018 we will be celebrating our first birthday with International Non Ridden Equine Day. Each of us can celebrate how we want.
Here are a few suggestions, but please get creative with your own ideas.
- Do something you enjoy non ridden with your equine. Go a walk. Hand grazing. Chilling out together. Play. Grooming. Herd watching. Groundwork, Tricks, Liberty, etc...whatever you love doing non ridden.
- Maybe share with people in the Non Ridden Facebook group pictures of where your horse lives. We are a global group so it is great to see where everyone comes from.
- Or show off your beautiful equines with a post our non ridden photos, videos and their stories on the Non Ridden Equine Facebook group. Everyone loves to show off their lovely equines.
- Maybe your horse has a special trick that will make us smile.
- Or give your horse a special treat? What does your horse love?
- Bake a cake and share with your horsy friends with a cup of coffee or tea and raise funds for the Non Ridden Equine Association UK.
A lot has happened in our first year.
- About 1,000 people per month have joined the orginal Non Ridden Equine Facebook group. It has gone global with it's membership. And what a passionate caring inspirational bunch we are.
- It was clear from this group that way more than clicking like with like minded people has to be done for non ridden equines and people who choose not to ride. So as a direct result of the group the not for profit The Non Ridden Equine Association UK was launched on 1st August 2017. Which now has a website with resources for people to enjoy for FREE. We have plans to develop the work of the Non Ridden Equine Association UK and as and when we have news we will let our members know.
- Affiliated local, regional and national Non Ridden Facebook groups have launched creating a worldwide network of groups who share the same ethos, vision and group rules.
All this started because Steve and Vicki Yates have a cob called Kez that cannot be ridden.
Happy International Non Ridden Equine Day Everyone