Education is a big part of what we do! Compassionate Horse Care and Riding.
How can we enjoy our equine friends while ensuring they are enjoying it as well? We have been featured by the Naples Daily News, ABC, Fox4, NBC2, WINK and many other local media outlets!
We take in injured racehorses, mainly from Gulfstream Park, but also local horses that are in need when we can. Thru a huge core volunteer group, we rehabilitate them and look to place them in local homes with loving families.
Something very unique that we do is pair these racehorses w the kids in our programs, to help them transition. The kids learn all about taking care of them, helping them heal, learning to ride again, and see them come full circle when they adopt out from our program. The program teaching the kids all about horsemanship skills, but also confidence, courage, empathy, and focus, so many life skills. They learn to really care for others.
You can purchase something for yourself or as a gift for someone else. All funds go to support our mission of racehorse rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming and public education. We are an all volunteer, 501c3 Animal Welfare Organization
Full Day Camp for kids at at the Rescue- Makes a great gift too! 10am-3pm
All horses all day. Riding grooming, bathing, and learning. Plenty of breaks, and other activities too!
Lunch and snacks provided, children should wear closed toe shoes, long pants, and have a refillable water bottle with them Check w us for dates, it usually corresponds when they have a day off of school for scheduling or holidays!
Current dates Wed Jan 2nd
Kids overnight camping with the horses
Join the great camp out! We start at 3pm, hanging with the horses, helping take care of the horses, some riding, lots of horse kisses! In the evening we will have dinner and a movie, with plenty of pop corn. Settling down into our tents, we will sleep horse girl dreams! Morning, breakfast and horse time, we finish by 10am. Moms are welcome to stay and help or sleep over! This is open to ages 7 and up!
Moms and Kids Class
This is specially for Mom’s and Kids that would like a class together, for the child isn’t yet old enough for our kids classes (that starts at age 7) Its a class for those who just want to have fun, teach their children about horses and spend time with horses and get some ride time. Price is $60 which includes 1 Mom and 1 Child. The class lasts approx 2 hours
Group Lesson- Adult
A great way to come out and refresh skills. If its been a while since you have ridden or if you want to practice what you have been working with- this is an excellent way to spend some time in the saddle. If you have not ridden, then consider the Intro to Horses and Riding classes first, then come back and take a course like this.
Kids After School OTTB Camp
Kids come and learn all about our horses, from care and feeding, to grooming and stabling, to riding. We meet Mondays OR Tuesdays 3-6pm Its $50 for the 3 hour session, and ask for a 4 week commitment All proceeds got to help the horses here! We also have a Sat camp, that generally runs 9-1- check out the link for that below… After you check out, please send us an email and let us know if you wanted the Monday or Tue session. If you want both, just make the quantity (2) and that will give you both days! Tracktotrailthoroughbreds@gmail.com
Sat kids 7 and up from 9-12
Kids to learn all about horses and ride! Sat from 9-1 – includes care, feeding, turn out, grooming, riding, come spend the day at the barn! Lunch included $50 for the 3 hour schooling session- we ask for a month commitment. Each week builds upon the last. All funds go to help the horses here! Most of the horses the kids work with are ex racehorses! They are sweet and smart and love the kids!
Horses for Homeschoolers
This is a hands on, interactive visit just for homeschoolers! Learn about rehabilitation, rescue, and how we help the horses that come to our facility . Ages 3 and up! $10 per child and this goes towards the care of the horses in recovery or that are waiting for homes! This is offered the second Tuesday of every month This is one of our many programs featured by the Naples Daily News and NBC-2!
The Homeschool Horse Project
This 6 week class is designed specifically for the homeschool student. Students will learn all about horses and rescue. From helping the injured or neglected horse to assessing, training, and riding. Students that complete the course will be issued a certificate of achievement for their role in this groundbreaking project. Cost is $150 per Student. Open to ages 7 and up Each class is approx 2 hours for a total of 6 weeks
Dealing with Difficult Horses
Clinic – Dealing with Difficult Horses
Learn how to handle a difficult horse by starting with the basics. Biting, rearing, kicking, refusing to go forward, striking out, spooking, anxious. This is the first of a series, we will start covering the basics, how far we get will depend upon how many attend and questions or situations we encounter. Adults only, not a kid friendly class Session 2 will build on what we cover in session 1, it is not a repeat of the same information Each session - $30 to attend $10 for current volunteers that work one shift a week. Money goes to buy food and hay and shavings for the horses here.
March 11-15th 10am-3pm $400 per child. Small Group with lots of individual attention, limited to 6 children total Minimum age is 7 years old Spend a whole week at Pine Ridge Equestrian Center learning about horses and horsemanship. There will be lots of time with the horses Crafts and some educational games in the air conditioned Kids Room the afternoon if it is hot or bad weather. They will go home tired and full of happy horse thoughts!
Paint a picture, drink wine, help a horse
Come to our beautiful equestrian center in the heart of Pine Ridge Estates to Paint and help us raise funds for our programs! We are a local 501c3 animal welfare organization that relies on public support. We accept injured racehorses into our program as well as local horses suffering from neglect. http://www.horserescueflorida.com Jen from http://www.docksbyjen.com will be here teaching and guiding you through the process! No prior experience required, this is really a fun way to unwind and let your creative side go! Proceeds go to help the horses waiting for homes. We will have a complimentary selection of wine and snacks and non alcoholic beverages along with some music to help inspire! Cost per participant is $40 and includes all of your supplies and you take your painting home with you!
Ground Work Clinic
Excellent clinic for those new to horses or anyone wanting to build a lasting relationship with their horse. Learn how to communicate, evaluate, and set healthy boundaries using compassionate training methods. Practicing ground work can improve a horses performance and make your partnership safer and stronger than ever before. It can also help your everyday tasks go smoother. Its about clear communication and timing. YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR OWN HORSE
Kids Camp– Adult Version!
Join us for a day with horses and be a kid again. Learn about ground work, horse personalities and the option to ride.
See a horse that appears to need help? If you are in Collier County, you can call Domestic Animal Services directly at 239-252-PETS or FILE a complaint online Need to file a complaint anonymously? Check it out here and see if you meet the requirements
Feb. 2017 We organized a meeting with Collier County Domestic Animal Services to discuss an Equine Emergency Management Plan. Officer Paul presented this topic and I have compiled my notes of his discussion here…
Geld your horse!
Voucher for $100 off a gelding using your vet
Low or no cost clinics for gelding your horse