بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Maimoonah is been going for horse riding lessons once a week for the last 3 months now, and enjoys every bit of it. Before we started I told Maimoonah about the Sunnah in learning how to ride horses and why Muslims are encouraged to do so. She really was well pleased and from day one Alhamdulillaah she has been a good student so far. We also hope to do a Horse Lapbook soon Inshaa Allaah.
We take her to Al Samariyah Equestrian Center located a little away from Doha close to a place called Sheehaniyah.
This Riding school is so flexible and charges are reasonable and the instructors are friendly too. You can take one hour or half hour classes accordingly. Maimoonah takes 1 hour class once a week. For those of you in Doha, each class costs 90 riyals for non members 4 to 6 years olds and 100- 120 riyals for non members 7 - adults. Membership fee for a year is QR250 and if you pay that and become members its QR60 for 4 - 6 year olds and QR100 for 7 to adults.
You can take your classes as and when convenient for you by calling them and making a booking if you do not want to be regular. You can also take your kids for just a ride in the woods other than classes. The place is beautiful and on a winter sunny day it really makes you bond with nature Alhamdulillaah.
Usually the kids get end their class after a full walk on their ponies or horses around the area.
Maimoonah has progressed well and is now able to ride a well behaved trained pony independently and is able to trot, turn a horse, stop it and make it go, ride while standing and is familiar with some other horse riding techniques.
Her father was well pleased with her and now she owns her own comfortable riding hat, baarakallaah feeha which she is very proud of and thankful to Allaah and then to her Abi.