Horsemanship programs that go beyond your basic lessons
We offer unmounted as well as mounted private english instruction for adults and children that focus on relationship building and the horse-human bond and learning critical non verbal communication skills that apply beyond the herd.
Please contact us for more information on our lesson programs, pricing and availability!
We are pleased to be the ONLY Horse Discovery Center in Prince George's County as certified by the Maryland Horse Industry Board!
We provide FREE barn tours and meet and greets to allow curious guests the chance to meet with us and interact with the herd.
We provide play dates for the smallest riders on our wonderful and engaging ponies to allow children to experience the ponies in a safe and fun way that promotes enjoyment, safety, connection, empathy and basic riding skills.
We provide ground based instruction in agility, round pen and halter which helps students learn boundaries, non verbal communication and teaches individuals to tap into themselvesm, set goals and measure achievements through connectivity with the horses and ponies.
We provide a limited number of mounted lessons for children and adults as well as working with members of the special needs community. Riding lessons focus on caring for the horse or pony before and after the lesson, understanding and empathy, communication and basic skills to be achieved when mounted.
Each and every one of our programs can assist members of our community in dealing with fear, anxiety and many of the other stresses in life. Our programs focus and communication and empathy and allow students to progress at their own pace.
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The Big Purple Barn, Inc located at Hidden Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary and Horse Discovery Center
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD 20720 In our Bowie location since 2001 Helping horses and humans alike since 1991
Tara J.W. Guevara- President/Program Director Contact Us! firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-687-3449 This site was last updated on March 3, 2017 , This site is developed and maintained by Tara J.W. Guevara (all rights reserved)
Our mission is to provide quality, life-long care for horses/ponies who are unwanted/neglected and/or have special needs and to develop and offer outreach programs utilizing our resident equines that provide enriching and life changing opportunities for people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience horses in a supportive, educational environment for humans and animals alike.
We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618