Kinder Rides: are short introductory rides typically for riders 6 and under and resemble the 5 minute pony ride at the fair but are longer (20-30 min). They are intended to be an affordable and fun and include both mounted and un-mounted instruction. It is normal and healthy for a child to be reserved around the pony and it is our job to not only educate them how to behave safely around horses but also what behavior is normal to expect from a well behaved horse. Some "first meetings" are spent just petting and brushing the pony while others are ready to get on and want to know when they get to jump!!! Often children are mature for their age and want to stay longer and ride more. If this is the case with your child you will want to sign up for regular, longer, more serious lessons. Regardless of age, when the kinder riders are ready to start steering, and learning to post trot, it will be discussed to graduate them to a regular lesson.
Here at Fairhaven, we believe in the well round horseman. During inclement weather we still meet at our scheduled time and go over grooming, tacking, nutrition, veterinary care, show prep, tack selection and care, etc, appropriate for the level of the lesson.
Haul in and Off Site Lessons:
Haul in lessons/consultation are welcome but subject to scheduling. Full price Haul in lessons already include a facility fee.
I am happy to drive to your facility to teach you or a group based on the following rates:
OFF SITE Policy and Pricing:
.57 cents/mile plus expenses
1- 20 miles, 1 hr lesson minimum.
21-50 miles: 4 hour minimum
51+ miles 6 hour minimum