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Joy of riding

Collage of riding activities.

When: Saturday, September 21st from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of fun with our horses that your entire family can enjoy! Activities will include:
  • horseback riding lesson
  • grooming a horse
  • making a horse treat
  • roping a [plastic] calf
  • playing horse shoes
  • participating in a [toy] horse race

Choose from these sessions:

  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm

  • 2:30 to 3:30 pm

  • 3:00 to 4:00 pm

  • 3:30 to 4:30 pm

All for only $10.00!  Registration, by September 19, 2013, is required.  Registration is easy - click here to register online or call 248 634-7276 and leave your name, the rider's name and age, your time preferance and your phone number. We will call you back to confirm. OR send an e-mail with the same information and we will e-mail the confirmation back to you. Sign up NOW!

Spaces are limited to four riders per session.

A Release Form must be signed by a parent or guardian. 
The Release Form can be downloaded or will be provided at the farm.

Rider MUST wear long pants (non-slip) and boots or tennis shoes.  Helmets are provided by Pretty Pony Pastures.

About Therapeutic Riding

 because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.

Adults as well as children benefit from our riding program.both children and adults can take part in this program.  However, due to the size of our horses, we must limit the rider's weight to under 200 pounds.

Individuals with the following disabilities commonly participate and benefit from equine facilitated activities:

Muscular Dystrophy
Visual Impairment 
Mental Retardation 
Multiple Sclerosis   
Emotional Disabilities
Spinal Cord Injuries   
Learning Disabilities
Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Brain Injuries
Attention Deficit Disorder

Working on our balance

Horseback riding has been used since the early 1950s in Europe as a tool for improving the lives of individuals with physical disabilities.  Individuals with almost any  disability can benefit from riding, driving, vaulting, competition or other purposeful, safe and supervised interaction with equines.

Traditionally, therapeutic riding is not a treatment.  During a therapeutic riding session, a riding instructor is teaching riding skills. Some therapeutic riding programs use therapists as consultants.  Others, called hippotherapy, use the horse as part of the therapy.  A therapist is often the instructor.

For more information on Therapeutic Riding, read  Report on the Effectiveness of Therapeutic Riding

Pretty Pony Pastures is located at 9160 Eagle Road, Davisburg, MI 48350


Clients and Volunteers in these Southeast Michigan Communities utilize our services:
Oakland County• Genesee County • Livingston County • Macomb County • Washtenaw County • Wayne County
Davisburg • Auburn Hills • Birmingham • Bloomfield Hills • Burton • Byron • Clarkston • Clio • Commerce Township • Farmington • Farmington Hills •
Fenton • Ferndale • Flint • Grand Blanc • Hartland • Holly • Highland • Keego Harbor • Lake Orion • Livonia • Madison Heights • Milford • Northville • Novi • Ortonville •
Pontiac • Roseville • Royal Oak • Sterling Heights • South Lyon • Southfield • Troy • Walled Lake • Waterford • White Lake • West Bloomfield • Wixom

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