Pony Tales

Creative exploration and learning. Inclusive, outdoor, equestrian environment.

Program Overview

Welcoming all individuals, Thorncroft’s Pony Tales sessions invites our equine enthusiasts of all abilities to learn more about our horse and pony friends while sparking their creativity in a natural environment.

Sessions will be tailored to each individual participant or family and what they would like to learn. Lessons can include activities such as learning how to groom, how to lead your horse, story time (for our younger friends), and nature walks around the Farm. We look forward to speaking with you to hear your ideas as well!

All sessions will be thirty minutes and will be unmounted. No horseback riding will occur.

Sessions will be led by a Thorncroft staff member and will be limited to two families at a time with a max of five people per family. No prior horse experience is necessary.

New friends not currently enrolled in a Thorncroft program, are invited to sign up for a session on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday. Current riders may sign up for either a Tuesday or Thursday session.


Session Dates: Winter/Spring 2021

Mornings and Afternoons-New Friends

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m.

Saturdays-New Friends-Sold Out through April-Please email lisa@thorncroft.org to be placed on waitlist for Saturdays.

Mornings and Afternoons-Current Riders

9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m.


$35.00 per person per session. Additional siblings are $10.00. Adults/caregivers (maximum of two) and children under two (maximum of two) free. Payment due at time of booking. Two-week and monthly booking available. Advanced notice of 30 days required for cancellation and full refund. Any cancellation made less than 30 days will result in a cancellation fee of the full amount booked.


To register, please call Thorncroft Admissions Manager, Lisa Hirsch at (610) 644-1963 or email lisa@thorncroft.org. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.


All participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Long pants are recommended.

Health and Safety:
All participants will be required to complete a Thorncroft Participant Release Form, Covid-19 Waiver, and adhere to Thorncroft’s Policies and Procedures. Participants will receive all documentation emailed to them after booking.

Support the Farm!

Horses evoke deep emotional and physical responses in people, especially in individuals affected by or managing trauma or stress. Because of this innate quality, horses offer unique healing opportunities for veterans returning from service and emergency first responders.

Beginning on March 4, this six-week session will explore horsemanship fundamentals including a study on equine behavior, learning to groom and tack, herd dynamics, and round penning. No prior horse experience is required. Class size is limited to six individuals.

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