Ponies For Hire

Early Beginnings

My love for horses started when I was 8 with my dad’s horse, Sarge. After Sarge passed away, I wanted a horse of my own. My dad brought home a donkey, and later an old stud pony I named, Trigger. I walked Trigger to our church auction where my dad was the auctioneer and gave pony rides for 10 cents. This was the start of Ponies For Hire. That was 1975, and I was 10 years old.

Growing Business

The following year my dad brought home a young mare who was the color of sand so I named her Sandy. I gave pony rides at the church and local firehouse for a family fun day. My first two ponies had a baby. The baby was born on the Fourth of July so I named her Firecracker.

Expansion of Ponies For Hire

At age 12, I gave pony rides at the church, the firehouse, and my first birthday party. I didn’t have a horse trailer so I rode Sandy 5 miles to the party and 5 miles back. I was in my glory. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to ride the pony to every function, my dad made a plywood box to fit on top of his truck to haul the ponies. When I turned 16, and acquired my driver’s license I purchased an old U-Haulâ„¢ trailer. I borrowed my mother’s LTD station wagon to transport my ponies to events. That car was a boat.

Ponies For Hire Today

Introduce your child to the joy of horseback riding with their first pony ride! It’s a magical experience that fosters confidence and a special connection with animals. Book a Pony for Hire today for a memorable adventure your child will cherish.