​Pony Pals Plus!
Guiding the littlest horsemen of the future!

Our philosophy:
Your success is in the details! We teach safe, quality lessons for through traditional horsemanship from the ground up. We work with all our riders to set fun & challenging yet obtainable goals through our unique 3 step approach.
 We teach that commitment, ambition & hard work pay off & encourage riders to enjoy their success!

Pony Pals Plus is designed for young children who have attended our Pony Pal program and are ready to take the next step with pony's and riding! Children in this program learn and develop skills at every lesson through fun activities, imagination and basic fundamentals! Parents should plan to learn some basics alongside their child to help them progress with their horsemanship skills and working towards practice rides.

Riders start out in western tack to learn about position and balance at the walk & trot. Once they have a certain skill set they move to english tack to learn about advanced trot & balance work and ground pole/cross rail skills.

​~Age & Pre-requisite~
4 to 7 year olds.
Riders must have attended out Pony Pal program.
Be able to stay with the instructor and listen/follow directions for 30 mins. 
Demonstrate focus and interest in learning more and riding.

~Time Commitment & Skills Covered~
1/2 hour (approx.) 1 time per week.

    Skills Covered:
​           Safety/rules (including listening skills and basic task completion)
            Fitting & adjusting helmets (parent/caregiver knowledge)
            Grooming basics (refining motor skills, object identification and body awareness)
            Parts of a horse (including identifying colors & size)
            Bathing & Grazing (weather permitting)
            Leading pony's
            Tacking up 
            Balance and position at the walk & trot.
            Steering proficiency on the rail, through obstacle courses and over ground poles. 

~Session, Costs & Options~
Classes are 1-on-1 30 min. private lessons, 5 per month.
Riders are enrolled month to month.
    Cost includes lessons, use of pony and tack, and the option to sign up for up for a lead line classes at a summer horse show. 

Pony Pal Practice Time: Once riders have a certain skill and comfort level, they can sign up for Pony Pal Practice Time. This is a modified version of our regular practice rides where rider's signup to ride independently outside of lessons. Pony Pal Practice rides are when rider and their regular adult helper sign up ahead of time to come work with their pony for about an hour outside of lessons. This might be working on grooming, grazing, bathing, tacking up with your adult leading or eventually riding around on your own with your adult outside of lessons.  
Practice time is $25 each time and must be signed up for at least 1 week in advance.

Students need the following for this program:
Paddock boots 
A grooming kit 
Riding Helmet
Riding gloves are also a good idea and kids size gloves are available on the site linked to the above items.
Half Chaps (eventually riders will need these once they are working more at the trot and over poles.)​

To register fill out the form below & click submit.
Once the form is submitted we will email you a confirmation and send an invoice.
Once we have your form and payment you will receive a confirmation email with liability forms.
If the form isn't working you can send an email to robyn@greatescapestables.com with your contact info., child's name, age and what days/times your kiddo is available to start their lessons. 

~CAMP 2024~
DATES: July 22-24      Aug 19 - 21 (camp is Mon.-Wed.)
TIME: 9am to 12pm
COST: $150/camper/session

Pony Pal Plus riders can join our Pony Pal camp as well! Campers participate in grooming, mini- riding lessons, bathing their pony, painting their pony, learning about horse care and chores, making horse treats and craft projects. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle to camp with them as well as a change of cloths. Campers should wear long sleeves and close toed shoes or boots. You camper will get dirty, sweaty and possibly wet as they will be outside and active in fun/busy activities during this camp. Camp is run by a CPR/First Aid Certified professional adult! Campers do not need to have an adult present during camp.

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Pony Pals Plus!
Ages 4 to 7