Parent FAQ


How do I schedule my children for a session?
Our season opens in March through December/ January (weather permitting). You need to call our office to schedule an appointment. Please call a few days early to schedule a session, because our availability may be limited and our schedule may fill up quickly. 

Who needs a completed release form to be on the grounds?
Everybody! Because horses and farm life is so unpredictable, You and each person you bring is required to fill out a current release form. Our insurance dictates that anyone who does not have a current/complete release form cannot participate in any of the activities and programs.

Do I need to stay on the property during my child’s session?
Yes. We require that parents stay on the property during their child’s session. We have many activities that everyone can do while you wait.

Will my child always ride during their session?
There might be times when your child does not ride during his or her session. We aim to offer mentorship, farm activities, friendships and horse rehabilitation.

What should my child wear to their session?
In Michigan the weather can change very fast. Here are some suggestions to follow:

Required Attire:

  • long pants
  • sturdy shoes with closed toes, and or riding boots
  • riding helmet (we will provide, it is REQUIRED when working with the horses).

For HOT weather:

  • short sleeves
  • sunscreen
  • hat

For COLD weather:

  • lots of layers
  • warm coat
  • gloves
  • warm socks/ boots


What happens if something comes up and I can’t make our session?
We understand that there are times when thing come up. If that happens please give us a call as soon as possible. That way we can reschedule a new session.

How can I learn more about HorsePlay?
If you would like to know more about us feel free to give us a call and schedule a tour. You can schedule the tour through our office by calling 616-283-8189.