Barlosh Riding School in Ochiltree is encouraging children and adults to take up lessons to support the horses welfare - and to keep the school in business during tough times.

Owner Stacey Pringle said: “The horses have enjoyed their holiday from lessons but I am sure they are keen to get all the attention and pampering back from our clients.

“It is difficult to keep up with the workload and expenses of the horses during these times. We are still able to operate but only for riders who can ride unassisted.”