Our Toddler Program is the first of it’s kind in the Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and surrounding areas. In one 30 minute session per week (Saturdays), toddlers will get the “pony exposure” through grooming” and hands on practices to begin with and ending with a pony ride. As the student progresses with confidence, longer ride sessions will begin. At any point during the beginning session that fear becomes a factor, our expert Instructors will re-introduce Equestrian activities through games making it a positive, fun experience.
Additionally at our Murray Lane location toddlers will enjoy the camaraderie of bunnies, kittens, Minature donkeys, pygmy goats, Minature Micro Pigs named Peppa Pig and Georgie. We use these animals including the ponies to introduce animals and responsibilities for proper care, not to mention FUN! We realize that sessions are short but as they progress they will soon become the hour in length.
Our goal is simple….to provide safe instruction to those children that love animals and the outdoors. With safety being our Number 1 priority we are able to teach awareness and trust to our small children. We believe that the connection and understanding with the animals behavior will aid in the everyday learning to live aware, confident and who or what you can trust and apply that to their everyday lives.
Most of us are Mothers and/or Grandmothers that have a sincere understanding and the experience of providing your small child a positive learning farm environment. The open spaces are wonderful for parents as well. We have had an overwhelming reponse to developed this program as an alternative learning experience in a secure beautiful outdoor playground. This will assist and offer families activities other than indoor TV or electronics.
“I just wanted to say how fantastic my son’s first (Toddler) riding lesson with Donna was this afternoon. Although he was exhausted from his birthday party earlier in the morning, he had a blast and is very enthusiastic about learning more.” From a Client
We can also schedule Pre-school or Elementary Schools to come and tour the facility for a small fee. There is plenty of room for a lunch for groups and lunch can be provided for an extra small fee. Unfortunately lunch can only be provided to large groups but parents bring a lunch from home and enjoy the supervised grounds of our beautiful Equestrian Center.
- Parents &/or Riders: Expect to spend 1.5 hours on classes (Horse prep + class time)
- Toddler Parents: Must accompany Child
- Equipment: Go To Our Equipment Tack Page For the complete list for each age group