Tiny Tot's  - Lesson for 3-6 year old

Riding lessons for children  3-6 years of age are a fun program here at Pony Gang Equestrian Services in South Carolina

Benefits of Horseback riding for your child


Everyone sees horse riding as a fun outdoor sport, but it offers so much more intrinsic benefits for children as well:


If we look at it from the physical development side, horseback riding improves  your child's balance and motor coordination. Also hand-eye coordination, core strength and muscular development are benefits from riding horses. 


Horseback riding has been shown to improve cognitive abilities in some children. An improvement in brain-based skills in some cases may lead to enhanced learning, memory and problem solving. Worldwide studies show how taking part in an Equestrian sport can effect the improvement of children's learning abilities. The movement of the horses during riding may improve learning in children by activating the sympathetic nervous system.  


As children progress in their riding skills, they develop self-confidence and self-assurance.


Horseback riding offers children a great workout for both the mind and body and physically boosting the cardiovascular system. Children need healthy and relaxing down time in our today's society where they are exposed to so much external stimuli.    


Equally important to your child's physical benefits are the therapeutic and psychological benefits that horse riding offers. 

Your little horse lover will find their dream come true here at Pony Gang Equestrian Services in Camden

As a sport horseback riding helps in creating a disciplined child, because it teaches a lot of self-discipline and can increase your child's patience level as well as help define their focus and control


There is an emotional benefit too, because one of the first things that a rider (child) learns, is to act confidently in the face of fear and uncertainty. This is because if the rider appears scared of something, the horse senses this and will feel the fear as well. Horses are very sensitive to the emotions of their riders and will often mirror those emotions. 


Riding is also a brilliant way to bring shy children out of their shell. Children who are by nature timid, often open up to a pony. Think about it..... horses and ponies never judge or bully , instead they can seem especially in tune with a rider's troubles. 


Riding horses can have educational benefits too for your young child. They are encouraged to count the ears and legs of a pony, the pony's hoof-beats and their place in the ride. 


You see a lot of life skills are learned through horseback riding. 

Our Tiny Tot learn


Grooming is the first interaction with our ponies for our Tiny Tot students and helps them to get comfortable around them and get to know them. 


Tacking up 

Together with their trainer our Tiny Tots tack up their ponies. With time Trainers will only assist when needed and Tiny Tot will become more independent. 


With a little assistance from their trainer our Tiny Tots learn to lead their pony to and from the arena. This is the first step on taking control of what your pony is doing. 

Equestrian Vaulting

Vaulting will help our Tiny Tots to improve their confidence, timing, strength & suppleness. It helps them to be a better and safer horseback riders. 


Balance Exercises

Through different exercises, like airplane, butterfly, touch the ears or others our Tiny Tots learn to balance themselves in the saddle without gripping with their legs. 

Balance Games

To change it up we also use different games to help our Tiny Tots to feel more comfortable moving around on horseback. They love these games so much and without knowing learn. 


As soon as our Tiny Tots feel comfortable on horseback and learned how to sit in balance with the horses movement they will learn how to hold reins and move their horse on their own. First in a walk and then we go from there. 

Prices for Tiny Tots lessons

Our monthly lessons prices are based on subscription packages that offer you the most value and the best opportunity to grow! Riding horses is like any other sport, the more you ride, the better you will be. 


Introductory Lesson

Our Introductory lesson is a one time lesson which we use to meet and greet new students that have never been at PGE before. We will talk about goals and evaluate where students stand. 

Incl. introduction about us and our program, short evaluation riding lesson,  Q & A 

appr. 60 Minute 


Price:   $50*


(*you will receive a $20 discount off on your first month tuition when you sign up for weekly lessons after your Intro lesson) 

Tiny Tot Lesson

A lesson designed to give your little one in the age of 3-6 years a "leg up" in the horse world. Once your horseback riders progress past this stage, they enter our Ready Rider Program. Lessons are 60 minutes in total and consist of grooming, pony care and riding time.


Tiny Tot lessons are a great way to get your young rider confident in the saddle. 


1 lesson a week


Price:   $ 180* a month 

* Pony Gang will be closed 6 weeks out of the year. During this weeks, no lessons will be taught. These off-weeks will not change your monthly tuition fee because our monthly tuition is based on the 46 lessons during a year. These off weeks give us the flexibility to give our school horses some needed breaks and allow our trainers some vacation planning. 


Closing Dates for 2022

May 30 - June 4, 2022

August 1 - August 13, 2022

November 21 - November 26, 2022

December 19, 2022 - December 31, 2022