Little Legs, Big Start Pony Lessons
Our mission is to provide a safe and positive experience for beginner and intermediate students who desire to learn about horse (and pony!) horsemanship.
We pair your Little Leg riders with our Palomino pony, Sugarfoot, or our Haflinger pony, Lani, to give them a BIG start in learning all about ponies!
This program is for ages 3 and up!
We do take adult lessons too – but very limited availability! Contact me if you are an adult interested in lessons! I’d love to teach you 🙂 We are a small operation with very big dreams to keep growing and expanding to accommodate more students. Our first expansion accomplishment was our Covered Arena – which will be used for the first time EVER in our 2020 lesson season! Our next expansion goal is to accommodate group lessons.
Our regular lesson season runs March – November yearly, located on our small farm in Williamsburg, Ohio.
Limited spots available each week!
Here at the Farmhouse, our lessons follow these core values:
- Safety first!
- Building confidence and trust through horse behavior knowledge
- Improving core balance and coordination skills
- Building meaningful relationships with horses and each other
- Sharing laughs, high fives, and FUN!
Students will first learn basic horse grooming, handling and confidence on the ground before transitioning into the saddle. We will work at each student’s individual learning pace while incorporating engaging activities and games to keep student and ponies interested and having fun together!
1-hour, private lessons available for ages 6 and older for $55.
30-minute, private lessons available for 3 to 5 years for $35.
Note: Only private lessons are available at this time for students ages 6 and older. Paired, sibling lessons available (limited) with Sugarfoot for ages 3-5. These are back-to-back, 30 minute lessons with Sugarfoot and are offered at the same rate as our 1-hour: $55.
We have a unique take on horsemanship here. While I will teach you and your kids everything I know and have experience with in handling and more “traditional” riding techniques, we have a very BIG focus on building relationships with the ponies. I am working and training to gradually transitioning this program to be a 100% Positive Reinforcement focused horsemanship program. This is unlike a majority of horse stables that you will find in the greater Cincinnati area! This type of horse and pony training involves more engagement and conversation with the pony and student/pony trainer. It teaches the student to become an active TRAINER with the ponies (yes, even 3 year olds can do it!). It allows our ponies to give consent in their training, which in turn actually creates happier, safer, and more willing ponies when given the opportunty to CHOOSE. There are SO many fun and engaging activities that both pony and students will love through this type of interaction and I am thoroughly excited to be headed this direction with our program!
Ready to saddle up your little riders?! Simply contact me here with your email and I’ll send you all the information you need for scheduling. You will be added to our Farmhouse Enrollment subscription list. This will keep you up to date on our seasonal schedule updates and Farmhouse updates. Our lesson time slots fill up FAST once enrollment opens up! By subscribing with your email, you will be first notified of lesson enrollment for your little leg riders.
Happy Riding! Thank you for supporting our small business! 🙂