During the school year, we have an active 4-H club that adopts and cares for theses animals. When the kids adopt a horse the farm gives them free lessons and some are able to show these animals at fairs and horse shows around the state of Florida. After helping to retrain these horses the kids get the opportunity to show what they have been learning, some to the point of competing in Rated Events on a horse that was thought to be useless by an abusive or neglective owners.
4H and Open Lease Rates
Private Lessons- 1/2 hour $35 1 hour $60 Semi-Private- 3/4 hour $35 Group lessons- $35 each Saturday horse Camp- $35 per day Multi. Lesson Discount $130 for 4 (Must be used within 60 days, excludes 1hr private lesson)
All 4H leases include free lessons on Fox Mill Farm Horses. Each horse will be decided by the trainer, which may or may not be the horse that is leased by that 4Her. All 4H horse project work will be done under the supervision of Fox Mill Farm staff or those approved by Fox Mill Farm. The 4H kids come out to work with projects only when the barn is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and most Saturdays from 8:30 to 4. To ride in after school lessons, 4Hers must pass a safety saddle and bridling test.(Except the beginner students that ride may receive help with bridling.) Each 4Her must attend one Saturday meeting (12-1:30), per month to keep their membership active.
Youth Leases Pony or Split Lease/ Beg. Lease- $130 per month plus farrier $25 every eight weeks, Aug. thru May includes 4-5 lessons per month and requires 4 hours of barn service Partial Lease- $160 per month plus farrier every eight weeks, Aug. thru May includes 7-8 lessons per month and requires 6 hours of barn service. Horse Full/ Training Lease- $200 per month plus farrier $25 every eight weeks, Aug thru May includes Unlimited Open Lessons at the 4Hers level or lower, students at the designated level will receive first available schooling horses. More advanced students may use these lessons to school/ train Green projects with the priority to be safe with a beginner student. This lease requires 8 hours of barn service per month. (This is not a beginner lease, Riders must be in Beg. 3 or above and are allowed to practice ride instead of participating in lessons if they wish. On grounds trainer is still in charge. Unsafe or unhealthy riding will get that privilege suspended.) Adult Leases Adult Barn Membership- $150 per month with the split use of an assigned horse. Skills test is required but doesn't include any lessons. Lessons are an additional $10 per group lesson or $20 for a private lesson if requested. Horses to be used when not needed for Camp Yahweh or 4H. Not allowed any jumping without trainer permission and helmet required at all times when mounted.(Guest horse $30.)