A lesson designed to give your little one in the age of 2.5 - 5 years years a “leg up” in the horse world.
Tiny Tot lessons are a great way to get your young rider confident in the saddle.
Step into the enchanting world of our Tiny Tot program, meticulously crafted for young equestrians aged 2.5 to 5 years old who are embarking on their horse riding journey! This program is rich in horsemanship and is tailored to introduce children to the magical world of horses in a way that's engaging, educational, and incredibly fun.
Our Tiny Tot lessons are a comprehensive blend of horse riding for kids and essential equestrian skills. From grooming and tacking to mastering proper leading, expanding vocabulary, and practicing balance, each lesson is structured to nurture familiarity and proficiency in a supportive setting. And, with a bit of assistance, our young riders will explore proper riding techniques, setting the foundation for a lifelong love of horseback riding.
We celebrate the efforts of our tiny tots and encourage a joyful learning atmosphere where perfection is not the goal—confidence, safety, and fun are! We're dedicated to creating an environment where children can build confidence around these magnificent animals, discover their own inner strength, and delight in the process of learning.
While not every session involves riding, each lesson is a critical step towards developing a well-rounded, horsemanship-minded rider. Join our Tiny Tot lessons for an unforgettable start to your child's horse riding adventure, where fun meets learning in the most inspiring way!
Is your child captivated by the allure of equestrian adventures?
Dive into our Tiny Tot riding lessons, the ideal gateway to the enchanting world of horse riding for kids! These lessons are specially designed for young enthusiasts, providing a nurturing and exciting introduction to the equestrian realm. For tots who quickly show remarkable confidence or skills, there's the opportunity to seamlessly transition into our comprehensive program, crafted with the budding young equestrian in mind.
Our program prioritizes ground-based learning, an essential step in building a deep understanding and comfort with ponies and horses. This foundation is crucial for children as they gear up for the thrilling journey of riding independently. Our horse riding for kids lessons are not just about learning to ride; they're about instilling a love and respect for these magnificent animals, ensuring a lifelong passion for horseback riding. Join our Tiny Tot lessons and watch your little ones embark on an unforgettable adventure, where dreams of galloping into the sunset start to become a reality!
Meet and Greet Appointment :
During your personal; assessment lesson with us, we will go over your riding goals, tell you about our program and our facility - if you like we can tour the Equestrian area of the farm. We will then have one of our lessons horses prepared for you for a short lesson.
If you have no experience we will start teaching you the basics of English riding. If you have riding experience and like to join our program we will use this time to evaluate your skill level and where you stand as a rider. On the end we will go over what we have learned about you and offer you what program would work best for you here at Pony Gang English riding Columbia.
This lessons program is aimed for students ages 2.5-5 years who demonstrate strong motor skills and good focusing skills. It is a great way to get your young rider confident in the saddle and it is designed to give your them a age appropriated "leg up" in the horse world.
Once your child progresses past the stage of our Tiny Tot program or ages out, they enter our regular lessons program.
Our Tiny Tot lessons programs are once a week lesson that always last 45 minutes in total and consist of:
- 15-20 min grooming and tacking the pony, leading the pony to arena
- 20-25 min time on horseback - learning playful and age appropriated how to sit and move with the horse.
- 5 min after care of pony and saying goodbye to them with a treat.
The program includes:
- 1 lesson a week*
- 1:1 child/trainer ratio.
- Access to age appropriated learning material and games
- Quarterly social events (Daddy & Daughter day, movie night, barbeque and more)
- Parent must be present for the entire lesson but doesn't needs to participate.
2::00 pm - 2:45 pm
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
10:15 am - 11:00 am
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
4:00pm - 4:15 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Why is horseback riding good for children ages 3-6 years of age?
Horseback riding can offer several benefits for young children when done in a safe and age-appropriate manner. Here are some reasons why horseback riding can be good for your child:
Physical development: Riding a horse requires balance, coordination, and muscle strength, which can help young children develop their gross motor skills. It also helps improve posture and core strength as they learn to sit up straight and engage their muscles while riding.
Sensory stimulation: Interacting with horses provides sensory experiences for young children. They can touch, feel, and smell the horse, which can stimulate their senses and contribute to their sensory development.
Confidence building: Learning to ride a pony and control its movements can boost a child's self-esteem and confidence. As they gain mastery over the activity, they feel a sense of accomplishment, which can have a positive impact on their self-image.
Social skills: Riding lessons often involve interacting with instructors, other riders, and sometimes even caretakers of the horses. This social interaction can help young children develop communication skills and learn how to follow instructions.
Connection with nature: Horseback riding typically takes place in outdoor settings, allowing young children to connect with nature and learn about animals and their environment. This can promote an appreciation for the natural world.
Emotional benefits: Spending time with animals, such as horses, can have a calming and soothing effect on young children. It can teach them empathy and responsibility as they care for and bond with the horse
Cognitive development: Horseback riding can also offer cognitive benefits, such as problem-solving and decision-making. Young children may need to make choices when directing the horse, and they can learn about cause and effect as they observe how their actions affect the horse's behavior.
Additionally, the choice to introduce a young child to horseback riding should take into consideration the child's individual development, interests, and physical readiness. Not all younger children will be ready for or interested in this activity, so it's essential to prioritize their comfort and safety.
* max of 46 lessons a year