The Non Ridden Equine Facebook Group
Kez is the reason Steve and I started the original Non Ridden Equine Facebook group. Little did we know when we started the group thousands would join. We have made friends with people from all over the world. From this group local, regional and national non ridden affiliated non ridden equine groups have launched. It has created a non ridden equine family. A network of non ridden groups that celebrate all the rich diversity of all non ridden. For more information on all the affilated groups please click here.
The Non Ridden Equine Association UK
Our members on our Facebook groups are very inspirational. However it was very clear that more than clicking like with like-minded people needed to be done. Why? The sad facts are non ridden equines that have no loving guardian are the most disadvantaged in an equine world geared towards riding. Without a loving guardian non ridden equines are considered to have little or no value. They are the most at risk of neglect, substandard care, abuse and abandonment. Welfare organisations are full to bursting. With overbreeding of low value equines, broken equines and ones cast aside when no longer of use. Little non ridden is taught at entry into equestrianism or at grass roots. We also live in a quick fix throw away culture. The perfect storm for the equine crisis we find ourselves in. People who own non ridden equines in an equine world with a strong bias towards riding face challenges and pressures too. So a small group of us got together and the not for profit Non Ridden Equine Association UK was launched. Why only UK? We do not have the expertise and funds to tackle global issues and the association is run by unpaid volunteers. Because we are the only ones doing this work we welcome all, no matter where in the world you live. We have free resources to inspire, delight and educate from a rich diversity of professionals. These resources are free to access, fun and for you and your equine to enjoy. We are not anti-riding so we welcome all, riders, non ridders, novice to professional, any age and any stage, everyone is welcome. Kez is an ambassador for the association.