Welcome to Short Acres Farm

We offer lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. We schedule classes both after school and during the day. Whether this is your first time on a horse or your return to riding, we work to the individual abilities of our clients. By maintaining small class sizes, we have the flexibility to integrate specific lesson objectives into the collective spirits of the class. At Short Acres, classmates and families can often be heard cheering on another student as they finally master a new skill or overcome a longtime fear. Our greatest achievement is your personal triumph!

Like people, horses possess their own unique talents and personalities; but unlike humans, they are hard-pressed to hide their “flaws” from others. The raw expression of themselves and their ability to accept you as you are is often what draws that first reluctant or tentative client’s hand to reach out and pet a nose or two. Once on a horse, their eagerness to teach you what they have to offer while challenging you to grow and connect with them is what we seek to share with our clients. Through those connections is built trust, self-confidence, personal achievement, and empathy. Not to mention great life skills such as responsibility, patience, compassion, process and tolerance!

…an effort to unite horse and human…

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We would love to hear from you.  Please contact us!

Farm – (360) 514-0780

Cell – (360) 600-3713

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Upcoming Events

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Summer Camp #2 – August 2022
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm

Camps are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Thursday. Cost: $425

Camps are for kids age 5-12

20 camper limit – 3 instructors

Summer CampSummertime is the best at Short Acres. We bring in our favorite farm animals to enjoy during our camp season. Baby goats, rabbits, miniature horses, calves, and donkeys are just some of the wonderful animals campers get to bond with.

Integrating horse education with hands-on experiences leaves campers with life-changing memories.

A typical day of camp begins with saying good morning to all the animals. Campers then gather together to share stories and discuss plans for the day. Hearing kids dream out loud of all the things they hope to experience at the farm is the best. It truly sets the tone for the day. We then take time to make sure all animals are fed, watered, and cared for. Campers love the responsibility of caring for all of the animals.

Horse education is an all-day experience. Groundwork, grooming, tacking up and riding are all done with teamwork. Campers get the opportunity to really bond with their horse or pony over the four-day experience. They ride English, Western, Bareback, and sometimes double with a new friend.

Campers get to use their creative juices during Arts and Crafts. They decorate real horseshoes and make them into picture frames, design their own unicorn, and best of all they decorate the miniature horses.