General Information and FAQ’s about Pony Rides at Just A Little Horse Farm.
For the safety of the rider, spectators and ponies, the following applies to ALL events we participate in with you:
- How do I book a experience, lesson or camp?
Fill our our form or call us directly at 540-371-0094.
- Do I need to sign anything to actually ride?
A signed Just A Little Horse Farm Liability Release must be in place for each rider prior to riding our ponies.
- How old must you be to ride?
For our pony experiences the child must be able to hold on to ride. For any of our more in depth instructional programs the child must be at least 6 years of age.
- Do you require riders to wear helmets?
An approved, equestrian specific riding helmet is required for all riders. If you do not have one, we have approved helmets available for your use.
- Is there a weight limit to ride a pony?
Max weight for our ponies is 65 lbs. Max weight for horse rides is 250 lbs.
- What should I wear to ride a pony?
Long leg pants; closed-toed shoes are required.
- Is there a good place to watch the pony rides?
We encourage spectators, and to make this a family event. We have created a specific spectator viewing area specifically for your comfort and safety.
- Do you have activities for non-riding children?
No children must be monitored by parents and kept from running freely in the spectator area, around the ponies, the riding area and facility.
- Can we take pictures? What about camera “flashes”?
Yes you can take pictures! And, we encourage you to capture these special moments throughout your visit. Photographers/parents are required to stay in the viewer spectating area. Please no flash photography.
- Can we bring our dogs/pets to Just A Little Horse Farm?
We love animals and pets. Dogs can be fun, but around horses can be unpredictable. Pets are not allowed at Just A Little Horse Farm for everyone’s safety.
- What about rain, wind and lightening?
We watch the weather closely. We frequently work in rainy conditions. Just A Little Horse Farm reserves the right to make the call to delay, suspend or reschedule the activity.
- Can I cancel or reschedule?
We will reschedule due to bad weather but events/lessons missed for other reasons are non-refundable due to cancellations.
All of our events are “By Appointment Only”. This format allows us to engage with the rider/family giving them our total attention. We are not open for “drop ins” – please see our selection of offerings under the “Visits” web page tab.
No smoking / no alcohol at the Facility.
We will arrive at your location 10-15 minutes before scheduled event. We will determine with the party host the most suitable pony ride location, collect Liability Releases, review expectations, and set up.
A designated waiting / viewer spectating area is requested. This gives comfort to the ponies and organization for anxious riders. Safety First!