I joined the pony share scheme in easter 2006 as a very shy girl with no experience with horses at all. On my first day there, my dad waved me goodbye at the gate where lots of girl were standing talking. I walked nervously over not knowing what to say, but as soon as they saw me a girl came over, laura (doylee!) and introduced herself, asking me my name and just generally being friendly. That day I felt so welcome everybody was so nice and helpful, they didnt mind that I didnt have a clue what I was doing they just made me feel like one of the gang!

That's the best thing about the pss you are made to feel so welcome and everyone there is lovely and will accept you for exactly who you are, no matter how old or young it doesnt matter they'll love you anyway!

Not only is it a chance to make some fantastic friends it's also a chance to build a solid and amazing relationship with one of our gorgous horses who all have such different horseinalities! I have been riding my horse Dodi for 2 and a half years now and I can totally trust in him and really enjoy my sessions with him. It's so great when you find a horse that you can get to know and be able to experience, and do some awsome things together, like when you first learn to canter in bareback or do your first jump. It's also really nice to know that if I get stuck on ANYTHING with my horse then I can go and ask for help and it will be given straight away.The pss isnt just just a riding stables its a place where Bex, Tony, Ron, Laura and all who work there go out of there way for you. That's what makes the pss.

In the time I have been there I have been to Wales for 9 days with lots of the horses and my friends and ridden on the beach there, trekked on horseback several times to wheathampsted, been to soul survivor and so much more. There's heaps of opportunities to do all sorts, with your friends and horses so you will never miss out.

I still go there now and will be going for years to come, but the difference is i've grown in confidence, made loads of lovely friends and found a really great horse.

The pss made me!"