Be part of it
Riding at MRT is always fun. We ride indoors in our fantastic, purpose built arena and outdoors along our lovely farm trails.
We operate 7 sessions a week:
Tues 9.30 -12.30 School Classes
Tues 1.30-4pm School Classes and the NHS Lothian Partnership Sessions – Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service.
Wed 9.30-12noon School Classes
Wed 6.00-9pm Teens and Young Adults
Wed 6.00-9pm Mechanical Horse ‘Oreo’ sessions
Thurs 9.30-12noon Adults
Fri 1.30-4pm Children
Sat 9.30-12noon Children and Adults
How to become a rider
To become a rider at MRT and experience the many benefits of Riding Therapy, click on our Riders Application Form, fill in all sections and post it to us. If any information is missing from the form, this will delay your application process. Or, you can be referred through your GP or healthcare professional.
When we receive your form we will invite you along for an assessment with our physiotherapists, if necessary, but you might have to wait a while to start riding as we have lots of people who want to come!
What to wear
When you come riding, what you wear is important in making sure you are safe and comfortable. Muirfield Riding Therapy rules are about safety – for Rider, Pony & Volunteer – so please remember to come to riding dressed properly.
Riding hats; MRT provide riding hats but if you wish to wear your own it must be checked by one of our Coaches and must be up to current standards – PAS 015, (BS) EN 1384 or ASTM F1163 (Troxel).
Trousers; you must be comfortable when riding so tight trousers are not suitable, but jogging bottoms will do.
Footwear; the kind of shoes or boots you wear is really important. They must have a small heel so that your foot does not slip through the stirrup and get stuck.
Jacket; when you wear a jacket or anorak it must be fastened so that it doesn’t flap about when you are riding.
Gloves; during colder weather it is also a good idea to wear gloves so that you can hold the reins more easily. Mitts are not suitable.
We also sell a range of jackets, sweatshirts, fleeces, polo shirts and t-shirts branded with our Muirfield Riding Therapy logo.
Questions? Contact us