Centre to host training sessions

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A HORSE riding centre is preparing to open its doors and host a series of classes to help people in the community.

The Pegasus Centre, based in Tranwell, Morpeth, will hold a demonstration of ‘clicker training’ – a technique which is becoming increasingly popular in the horse riding world as it improves the communication between rider and horse.

The seminar will be held by Hannah Dawson Equine on Monday, April 2, at 7.30pm.

Hannah will demonstrate how the technique can be used to solve behavioural problems, to teach horses to be calm and polite around food and treats and to start a young horse under saddle easily and effectively.

“Clicker training is a valuable tool for any rider,” she said. “You can use it to improve your horse’s balance and body awareness and to improve your connection and responses while riding.”

Tickets cost £15 and are available from Hannah Dawson Equine or from the Pegasus Centre on (01670) 518219.

Martin Peagam, Pegasus Centre manager, said: “When Hannah approached us we were delighted to offer our facilities and we look forward to what promises to be an interesting and informative evening.”

The centre, which has become increasingly popular with dog enthusiasts, is also holding dog training classes.

The Centre already provides a base for Raven River Agility, which runs dog-agility classes, shows and events, and now Sandy Gordon, who has recently set up Delgarno Gun Dogs, is to provide training for those people who like gun dogs.

People who want more information on either dog class should contact the centre on (01670) 518219.