Young children ages 4-6 will get a hands-on introduction to ponies with riding lessons, and hands-on horse projects. Lessons are taught by an experienced Wildwind instructor, and each student is escorted by a Wildwind student helper.
We have been voted "Best Stable" for multiple years by the Herald News Papers. Tiny Tots is safe, fun, and children progress at their own pace.
The Tiny Tots program consists of either a weekly class session that runs for 6 weeks, or a one-week summer camp. Tiny Tots is fun and exciting, and the kids can sign up for as many sessions as they want. When able to ride independently, they can move on to the Tiny Tots 2 program for further English riding instruction.
The goal is to teach the children how to control their ponies, learn to walk, trot, and do a posting trot. The ponies are carefully chosen for their good nature, calmness, and quiet disposition. All of the ponies are owned by Wildwind and are specifically trained for beginners. Wildwind has over 40 horses and ponies so there is always a mount available for every child.
Each week, along with their riding lesson students learn more about horses by participating in games, grooming and saddling, horse safety and craft activities. Miniature horses are used to teach our Tiny Tots to groom, tack and lead their ponies. These small horses are just the right size for the children to do their own work.
Tiny Tots 2 is a continuation of Tiny Tots, only now the students ride independently. Students will learn more riding skills as they learn to control their ponies at the walk, trot and posting trot. Games, obstacle courses, interaction with other children and age appropriate learning techniques will be used to keep the children having fun while they learn to ride. In the Tiny Tots 2 program, the entire class is spent on riding.
For a safe, fun, introduction to ponies, Tiny Tots(SM)and Tiny Tots 2 are great programs for your 4-6 year old who loves ponies.
The Tiny Tots program was awarded a Service Mark from the State of Michigan as a unique children’s riding program.
Tiny Tots Pricing and DAtes
Each 6 week session of Tiny Tots and Tiny Tots 2 cost $185.00
Tiny Tot Classes are only offered Friday nights
5:15-6:30 or 6:30-7:45
Tiny Tots 2
March 24 - May 5 (No class April 14)
May 12 - June 16
June 23 - July 28
August 4 - September 8
September 15 - October 20
October 27 - December 8 (No class Nov. 24)
Tiny Tots 2 need permission from the instructor. Please call if you are uncertain of your rider's status. (248) 486-7433
Tiny Tot classes often fill very quickly. We suggest that if you want more than one session you sign up early. We do not give refunds however, if you are ready to move to Tiny Tots 2 or we have a space available we will make every effort to accommodate you. We have a wait list but usually don't use it very often. If the current session is full we suggest you sign up now for the next session.
Current pricing and the preset schedule do not allow make-up lessons.