Our miniature horses are great for getting your little ones around horses. Each 3 day camp, kids and their parent/grandparent will groom a horse, read a story about horses and try a ride on a miniature horse. The class is focused on safety around horses and learning how to act around them. The riding portion is only about 10 minutes. The class is highly interactive between the adults and kids to ensure safety, so come prepared to participate-adults and kids!
Kids should wear closed toe shoes (no sandles allowed), sunscreen, bugspray and bring a water bottle, swimsuit and towel (we get wet when we bathe the horses!)
Tiny Tot's Riders MUST be under 50 lbs. We have a scale at the stable and will be weighing children before their first ride. For the safety of our horses, this is necessary.
When & Where
Half Pint Horse Foundation
Half Pint Horse Foundation is a Bloomington, MN company bringing miniature horses to cheer up those in need in nursing homes, hospitals and anywhere someone is in need of therapuetic companionship. We are a project of United Charitable Programs, a registered 501(c)3 public charity. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law and help us bring these horses wherever they are needed most.
Our Mission: to promote mental and physical healing, therapy and education through interaction with miniature horses.
Our miniature horses Coal, Cookie and Joey are between 25 and 30 inches tall, so they are great travelers and can walk right into rooms, hallways, elevators etc.
Coal, Cookie and Joey are working on getting certfied as therapy pets through Pet Partners. Pet Partners mission is to improve human health through service and animal therapy.
We believe in the mental and physical healing power of animal therapy and work with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, the disabled and children's programs to brighten the days of the young and old. See our Reading with Horsepower page for info on our new children's literacy program.
Half Pint Horse Foundation also visits schools, libraries, churches, home schools, daycare centers, summer camps, birthday parties, fundraising events and public appearances.
Our Volunteer Handlers have a minimum of 10 hours of hands on training with the horses before they are allowed to handle a horse on a visit. A trainer accompanies the volunteer handlers on each and every visit.
State Fundraising and Solicitation Guidelines
Non Discrimination Policy
All funds raised by Half Pint Horse Foundation are received by United Charitable Programs and become the sole property of UCP which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to the Project. The Program Manager makes recommendations for disbursements which are reviewed by UCP for approval.