Horse Activities

Our simple private family-oriented farm is located in Winnsboro, South Carolina not far from the South Carolina Railroad Museum on SC 34.
The program is focused on land care and regeneration, best practices for the physical and mental health of our horses, and building relationship between horses and humans.  We do not show or offer advanced riding lessons, but are happy to make referrals.  We share our approach to using horse and human body language to bridge the gap and create connection between us.  The skills you learn with us can be taken anywhere you encounter horses.
All of our horse activities follow the philosophy of conscious horsemanship.

Horsemanship:  the study of all skills related to horses.  A true horseman learns much more than simply riding.  A true horseman learns the care of horses, riding, training, equipment use, and horse psychology.

Conscious horsemanship is horsemanship that follows similar rules as healthy human relationships.

  • Both partners have the right to say “yes” “no” or “maybe” to requests.
  • Both partners have the right to safe boundaries and personal space.
  • Both partners respect that there are differences in culture and language, and work together to bridge that gap.
  • Horses in conscious partnerships become willing partners and volunteers.
  • Conscious horsemanship often develops into liberty work, bridleless riding and more.

(Read more about Conscious Horsemanship here.)

We offer both mounted horseback riding and unmounted classes, as well as wellness classes by special request and a volunteer program for more experienced horses folks.

We currently schedule all horse experiences through AirBnB for convenience and the additional liability protection for us and for our students.  The booking link takes you to the AirBnB Animal Experience listing.

Unmounted classes start at $17/person with additional discounts up to 40% based upon group size.

Mounted classes start at $35/person with additional discounts up to 25% based upon group size.

Our volunteer program is scheduled through WWOOF.

Learn to speak “horse”, meet beautiful purebred rare horses

Meet our exotic rare horses. Get sniffed and nuzzled, learn horse body language and more!  This is not horseback riding and is suitable for most ages and all skill levels.

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Un-Pony Rides, Our unique horsemanship & riding program

Un-Pony Rides can be a one-time experience for most ages and experience levels, or booked in series as ongoing lessons.  Learn to build a partnership with the horses by learning about their body language and their preferred way to interact with humans.  Supervised riding, with optional interesting obstacle challenges.  Basic riding techniques useable for English and Western horseback riding.

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Volunteer program

Please see our WWOOF listing for availability and details.

Work in exchange for horse time.  Experience required.

About your host & teacher Carrie…

50 years of horse experience, starting with English equitation for hunters and jumpers and open jumping.

Rode at New Canaan Mounted Troop Junior Cavalry and Ox Ridge Hunt Club, both in Connecticut

Studied Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method and Centered Riding

Self-taught barefoot hoof trimmer

Apprenticed and studied various wellness techniques such as homeopathy, craniosacral, applied kinesiology, and nutrition

Published author

Student of the horse, and still so much to learn

with Arabian mare Niya

riding Arabian stallion Rafi

riding Arabian gelding Lucky

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