Windwalker Farms is different from your typical horseback riding facility. We focus on teaching our students how horses perceive the world with their prey animal mentality through education and adventure! It is our job as horsemen to meet horses where they are at and communicate with them in a way that makes sense to them; instead of forcing horses to learn the way humans do, it's our job to understand how they learn and view the world. It is our mission at Windwalker Farms to bridge the gap between horses and people. We strive to teach our students the language of the horse and how to effectively communicate with them. With effective communication comes a very willing horse, and the horse-and-rider relationship that everyone dreams about when they begin riding. Our focus is not on speed or winning flashy ribbons, we want you to learn your horse's mind, and once you’ve done that, the sky’s the limit on what you and your horse can do.
We offer weekly group lessons, occasional lessons, and recreational guided trail lessons.
We currently have a waiting list for a standing weekly appointment in our lesson program (example: every Wednesday @ 4pm). We can get you in for an occasional lesson until something weekly becomes available. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the form at the bottom of this page to get added to the waiting list.
A single one time lesson or lessons taken on different days and times on an occasional basis.
Typically needs to be booked 2-4 weeks in advance but occasionally we can get you in short notice if we have an appointment available. Please visit our: “Recreational Guided Trail Lesson“ page for more information.
Single Lesson: $50
4 Lesson Pack: $180 (expires in 6 months)
10 Lesson Pack: $425 (expires in 1 year)
*Lesson Packs are only available to students enrolled in a weekly lesson slot*
We do not have a credit card system but except: checks, cash, and Venmo.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. With weekly lessons we prefer a 1 week notice for needing to skip a lesson but require a 24 hour notice. Multiple cancellations /skipped lessons could result in the loss of your standing weekly lesson. If less then 24 hour notice is given we will take a punch off your punch card or require you to pay for the missed appointment before booking any future lessons.
We offer lessons for ages 6 to 76.
Kids under 8 can only do indoor lessons.
Ages 8-12 can trail ride after they have met the skill requirements during indoor lessons.
Riders must have full mobility.
•Pony Up is ages 6-7.
•Horsing Around is ages 8-11.
•Trail Adventure is ages 12-17.
•Windwalker Adventure is ages 18+.
No prior horse experience is required. If you or your child has had prior horse lessons you will experience horses here like you never have before.
Our lessons average 45-60 minutes and we schedule on the hour. The first 5-10 minutes is used for grooming and tacking, then a 40-50 minute lesson, followed by 5 minutes of untacking and grooming.
We require long pants (jeans, leggings, or pants) and preferably boots but tennis shoes are ok.
Riders under 18 must wear a helmet. They can bring one from home or we have riding helmets they can borrow.
We do NOT hand feed any of our horses. If you would like to bring them treats or pick grass it must go in the horses bucket.
For safety reasons, we ask that you do NOT pet or go up to any horses unless it is a horse we have gotten out for you for a lesson. We have some horses that are in for training due to severe behavioral issues.
We have a weight limit of 250 lbs. In a group ride we can accommodate 1 rider in the 200-250 lb. range.
Waivers can be printed below or you can fill it out on our tablet upon arrival.
9204 Valley View Dr.
Fenton, MI 48430
To schedule a lesson you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page or email us at: email@example.com
Please allow up to 2 weeks for a reply. Thank you for your patience!
9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, Michigan 48430, United States