We pride ourselves in providing access to horseback riding at an early age. Whereas most barns start at 6 or 7, we begin instruction for riders as young as 4 years old.
That said, exposure to the barn and the feel of being on a horse can start even earlier. We’ve developed the Toddler & Me Horseback Riding Program specifically for parents and kids as young as 2 years old, that will give them a taste of their future riding pursuits.
With a parent helping guide them alongside the horse while they ride, and additional horsemanship activities, we prime young minds for the love of horses and being at the barn.
Meet and interact with all our farm animals on the farm.
So much more than horses! Donkeys, Alpacas, Bunnies, Cows, Pigs, Goats, and tons more!
Horsemanship & Grooming
Learn all about horses!
Get up close and personal with our horses in a grooming session and learn all tack, and working with horses.
Ready to ride?
Start to learn about the basics of horseback riding from our team of instructors.
Hands on fun!
Learn more about the farm, animals, and horses through fun interactive crafts and activities.
Introducing kids to something new and exciting is one of the most rewarding things we do at Autumn’s Gate!
Fostering the relationship with kids and animals at a young age can have a significant impact on their lives. That’s why we start the horseback riding program at just 4 years old.
That said, there were still so many parents that wanted their kids under 4 to be involved. We also couldn’t help but notice the myriad little siblings of riders that REALLY wanted to ride but couldn’t effectively participate in the horseback riding program designed for their older siblings.
Designed to keep kids as young as 2 years old, fully engaged for an entire hour of jam-packed family farm fun.
In addition to farm animals and hands-on activities, they’ll get up close and personal with our horses in a grooming session and start learning the basics of horseback riding.
Of course, our jr. riders will be working to develop their horseback riding skills, but that’s only half the fun!
Activities are different every week and follow a monthly theme throughout the year!