Every horse-loving kid deserves a pony party.
What little girl or boy doesn't love ponies, and what could be better entertainment at a child's birthday party than pony rides?
For this reason, "pony parties" have become an increasingly popular source of revenue for barns and stables across the country.
While these barns still offer their regular services like riding lessons, boarding and training, they have begun special services that provide ponies (and sometimes even horses) for special events both on and off the property.
These adorable equines give party goers a taste of the equestrian lifestyle, complete with pony rides.
The phenomenon has become so popular that there are even a number of businesses solely devoted to providing ponies for parties. Most offer rides to children under the age of ten, though some have large ponies and horses able to carry riders of all ages.
Some even offer full petting zoos and additional activities like pony painting, and a few deck the ponies out in costumes. Want a unicorn pony? No problem. Princess pony? You got it.
If you need a party activity, ponies are always a crowd-pleaser. After all, they're fuzzy, cute and bring out the cowboy or cowgirl dream in everyone. And, besides their occasional attitude, what's not to love about that?