With Pinto Pony Parties, we love to have fun but we want it to be great clean and safe fun. With this in mind, we have come up with some rules and guidelines that are helpful to keeping your kids and our ponies safest.
Always ask one of our staff before approaching one of our ponies. Our staff will let you know when the ponies are ready to say hello to you.
Please do not feed our ponies. They are on a special diet. At the end of parties, our staff can provide horse treats that the children may feed the ponies but only under supervision. Little fingers can look like little carrots to a pony if they are not fed properly.
An adult needs to help kids into the saddle to ride. It is harder on the ponies if the kids are climbing up from the ground.
Parents, please keep an eye on your children. Our staff are usually busy keeping track of the ponies and will not be able to keep track of the kids as well. For their safety, please keep an eye on them.
We ask that no one run, scream, jump, wave toys or balloons around the ponies as that can startle them. Our ponies are well-trained but we would rather limit the risk of them getting spooked.
There is no riding double unless it is one of our bigger ponies and the children have permission from our staff.
There is no riding alone. Our ponies are hand-led for safety. They know our staff and trust them. Also, the kids can ask any questions that they may have of our staff while they are riding.
We ask that everyone wear close-toed shoes. These are much safer around the ponies just in case someone gets stepped on.
We also ask that our riders do not slap, kick or hurt our ponies. They are gentle, sweet animals and deserve to be treated gently.
All our riders must remain seated in the saddle and hold onto the saddle horn. If a child is too small to sit upright by themselves, an adult may walk beside them to hold them up.