4th May is International Non Ridden Equine Day. A day for us all to embrace non ridden and celebrate. We are not anti-riding, everything non ridden is of great benefit to all equines and humans.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND HISTORY
The original Non Ridden Equine Facebook group was launched on 4th May 2017. With no marketing thousands joined. It was clear that more than clicking like on Facebook had to be done. As a direct result of the need from members the not for profit Non Ridden Equine Association UK was launched. Why UK only? We do not have the funds or resources to tackle global issues. However no matter where you live in the world anyone is welcome to enjoy the Non Ridden Equine Association UK website. It is packed with free to access resources from many professionals to inspire, delight and educate.
Why International Non Ridden Equine Day?
A non ridden equine is the most at risk of abuse, substandard care and abandonment. We have an equine crisis and non ridden equines are the hardest to rehome. This along with if you choose to own a non ridden equine or choose not to ride you face challenges and pressures in an equine world geared towards riding. Very little non ridden is taught at grass roots or showcased in the mainstream on the many delights and benefits of non ridden activities. Mostly what you will see is non ridden activities to prepare a horse to be ridden. Not all non ridden activities have that agenda and have a lot to offer us all.
On the 4th May we encourage all who have a passion for equines to try out something non ridden. There are a wonderful diverse range of non ridden activities everyone can enjoy. We hope we can change people’s perceptions and challenge thinking by promoting the many benefits of non ridden. In turn so it becomes more accepted alongside riding. We are not anti-riding. If more people valued non ridden equines they will not be seen as worthless. Our campaign is to encourage non ridden activities to be seen as having a high value.
It is FREE to join in the fun.