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Published September 14th 2017
Authentic Farming Experiences
Hoof Fur Fin And Feather provides opportunities for children to enjoy pony rides from as little as $10 for ten minutes. Owner-operator Helen is passionate about sharing her love of horses and welcomes families, daycare groups and home-schooled students to her property located 125 Green Road, Park Ridge.
Handler led rides are conducted each Sunday, 11am-3pm at a cost of $10 for 10 minutes. Several horses and ponies are available, allowing opportunities for both children and adult riders. Bookings are not required, although it is recommended to call or message beforehand.
A small petting farm also operates 11am-3pm Sundays. Entry is $15 per child and $5 per supervising adult. For 30 minutes, visitors can hold mice, rats and guinea pigs, feed chickens, ducks and sheep and play with birds, cats, dogs and ponies.
Horse bonding sessions can be booked weekdays and during the school holiday period, 11am-5pm at a cost of $30 per hour. These sessions are tailored to suit the needs and interests of each child and may include spending time with a particular horse or pony, grooming, feeding, leading and being led on the animal around educational obstacles. Longer visits can be arranged to include tasks such as washing the horse or pony and general farm maintenance (yes, this does include shovelling horse manure!)