Ebony Horse Club now have their steeds on site

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by xsunnysuex, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    My childminder took my youngest down there to see if they could book a lesson/ride but was turned away because she's not disabled/impoverished/suffering behavioural problems.

    I can see they do great work but it's a shame local kids won't get to enjoy the ponies.
  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Is there any spare manure?
  3. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Hop on a P4 and go to the riding stables (sorry can't remember the name) and book a lesson. It's not as if Ebony has the only horses in South London. What they do is different from the stables in Dulwich on the P4 route.
  4. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  5. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Thank you :)
  6. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Well, the horses will just have to get used to that.

    <gets coat>
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  7. Ninjaprints

    Ninjaprints Active Member

    Im just wondering how long it will take before one of them turns up in Lambeth life with its arse end sticking out of the carphone warehouse window.
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  8. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    No body has made a Neeeighbours pun yet? :(
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  9. Ninjaprints

    Ninjaprints Active Member

  10. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    Nor any horse jumping jokes about this post....
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  11. Ninjaprints

    Ninjaprints Active Member

    now to sit back and watch the crack trend turn into a ketamine outbreak
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  12. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    It can take some time to secure a booking. It's very popular

    Fortunately, comically, my eldest daughter (six) is massively allergic to horses
  13. Ninjaprints

    Ninjaprints Active Member

    nice to see a pack of hooded little shites setting off fireworks by the stables last night..
  14. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    They were probably paid by the stables to start 'acclimatising' the horses to the area. :D
  15. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    That must be what I heard then. I live in the block right next to the stables.
  16. Ninjaprints

    Ninjaprints Active Member

    Most likely sunny, I live on millbrook road saw them setting them off and some old dear giving them some shit for it..
  17. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Fair enough I suppose, I don't want to denigrate what they do there.
  18. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Why won't local kids get to enjoy these stables/horses/ponies?
  19. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    That looks great. I grew up in Gospel Oak and in the middle of acres of estates you've got Kentish Town City Farm which is truly an oasis. Somewhere to make you proud of the area. And whoever said that seeing horses around is calming is totally right. Still brings a smile to my face.
  20. story

    story Changing the facts

    Remember when the police horses used to live in Brixton? They'd clippety clop up and down my street and I always enjoyed hearing them. I miss them.
  21. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Some little scrote lit a firework metres from the horses during a lesson recently but luckily it was noticed in time, kids got straight off the horses and one of the volunteers managed to tip a bucket of water over it in time. That could have caused serious injury because the horses would have panicked.

    Apparently someone in one of the arches is selling fireworks to kids :mad:
  22. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I loved that, hearing them come back from wherever, late at night and they'd take a short cut under my block by the lifts and the echoey clopping was a sound I loved.
  23. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Actually I've asked about that and your childminder got the wrong info or the wrong end of the stick. It's not a riding stables where you can roll up and book a lesson. You have to join Ebony Horse Club, because that's what it is, a club, and you have to show commitment to it. So go there yourself and get proper info and enrol your daughter.
  24. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

  25. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    It works, just showed it to the friend that's grown up with Horse Club.
  26. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

    Ooh, that's exciting. It recognised it being a link when I just pasted it in without the rich text editor. :thumbs: for xenforo there
  27. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    On R4 Today right now.
  28. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Nice little feature wasn't it Winot?
    Today programme, Radio 4 between 6:45am and 6:50 am
    Ringo, it also made it clear it was open to all Brixton kids between 8 and 18
  29. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Hi Ringo, it is open to all children, its just that they now have 90 on their waiting list. This means it could be some time before they get to actually start the riding. The important thing is to get the application form and submit it. And, virtually all of the current members are from the Coldharbour Ward, which was the only criteria children had to meet to become members. Not all the children and yp at Ebony have major problems, and that's one of its strengths. The behaviour modelled by the more well-balanced kids has a tremendous impact on those who struggle with socialisation, behaviour and self-esteem. The membership also reflects the diversity of Lambeth, with children from the Afro-Caribbean, Eritrean, White British, Portuguese, Hispanic, Somalian, and Eastern European communities.
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  30. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    I'm just curious, what's your childminders native language?

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