Our Lesson Program

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.

General Lesson Information:

We offer one hour weekly group lessons. They are limited to a max of 3-4 participants.

  • Pony Up is ages 5-7.
  • Horsing Around is ages 8-12.
  • Junior Horsemen is ages 13-17.
  • 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.

Current Course Schedule:

10 week courses available / $375


•Pony Up ~ Monday’s @ 5pm 

•Horsing Around ~ Monday’s @ 6pm

•Junior Horsemen ~ Wednesday’s @ 6pm

•Windwalker Adventure ~ Sunday’s @ 3pm

4 week courses available / $160


•Pony Up ~ Friday‘s @ 3pm 

•Horsing Around ~ Friday’s @4pm 

•Junior Horsemen ~ Saturday‘s @3pm

•Windwalker Adventure ~ Sunday’s @ 4pm

We will have more timeslots available in the future. Email us at windwalkeroffice@gmail.com for information on upcoming courses. 

Registration for the courses listed above is now open. Once the stay at home order lifts we begin lessons.

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Pony Up

  • Introduction to our natural horsemanship program.
  • Lots of riding and getting comfortable around horses.
  • Grooming and bushing.  

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Horsing Around

  • Introduction to our natural horsemanship program. 
  • Learning ground work and effective horse communication skills.
  • Lots of riding.
  • Lessons on our ride simulator.
  • Learning how to direct a horse through a series of obstacles.

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Junior Horsemen

  • Introduction to our natural horsemanship program.
  • Lessons on our ride simulator.
  • Lots of riding and playing with obstacles.
  • Trail riding in the woods.
  • Learning groundwork and effective horse communication skills.

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Windwalker Adventure

  • Introduction to our natural horsemanship program.
  • Lessons on our ride simulator.
  • Obstacle course lessons.
  • Trail riding in the woods.
  • Groundwork seminars.
  • Learning groundwork and effective horse communication skills.

What To Bring:

  • Wear leggings or pants.
  • Boots (riding boot, fashion boot, rain boot, winter boot). We prefer boots but tennis shoes will work just no flats or sandals please. 
  • Helmet (we provide helmets if you wish to use one of ours).
  • Wavier ( you can print the wavier below or we have them available upon arrival).
  • Rain: If it’s raining hard or thunder and lightning we will work inside. If it’s light raining feel free to bring a rain jacket for trail riding.
  • Winter: Our indoor is heated in the winter but please bring warm layers (snow pants, gloves, coat).

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Contact Us

Windwalker Farms

9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, Michigan 48430, United States

Tristan Taylor (810) 922-9055