Equine & Farm Animal Program
The Equine & Farm Animal Program
Our goal for the Farm Animal Program here at Refreshing Mountain is to step away from the traditional “petting zoo” idea and to instead, introduce these critters in a hands-on, interactive opportunity for everyone. Educating kids and adults alike about general animal handling and proper interaction is what we love to do!
Designed to give children an opportunity to interact with a horse and farm animals. Participants will:
- learn general safety guidelines for interacting with large animals
- have a chance to pet, groom, and feed the animals
- given a hand-led horse ride within an enclosed area
This is a 30-45 minute session, ideal for ages 5-15 years old. Riding helmets are provided.
(The max weight is 200 lbs, closed-toe shoes required, and riders must be able to mount a horse unassisted from a 2-step mounting block. At least 1 adult must be present with each group.)
Our Farm Animal Program has two basic options which can be modified to accommodate small or large groups. All of our Farm Animal activities strive to provide an engaging and enjoyable opportunity every person involved.
You can also check out our separate private horseback riding lessons.