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The Magical Mini Program

Magical Mini time is here!!  Check our  2024 Magical Mini schedule. We are now taking reservations for our 2024 classes.

The classes have limited spaces so please remember they will fill up fast. 

Please read the information below to learn more about the program and to sign up! We also offer gift certificates if you want to purchase tickets in advance as a gift for a child 6 to 10 years old.

Be sure to get your little horse lover a spot for this very popular program! Makes a great holiday gift or birthday present!

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           Magical Mini Program Information



There have been many studies performed over the years on the positive and enriching effect that horses can have on children. We are proud to offer this experience to children in the community with the "Magical Mini Program" for kids 6 to 10 years old! 


  • We can only accept 6 children per class.

  • Pre-registration and payment must be done in advance, online only

  • The cost of each 2-hour class is $ 35.00 per child.

  • The class is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month unless otherwise noted

  • Drop off  is between 10:00 - 10:30 AM and pick up at 12:30 PM

  • We have 10 adorable miniature horses to use in the program

  • All the children will be able to handle a mini horse during the class

  • There will be bathroom breaks and a snack time break

  • Please pack a small cooler with a snack and drinks

  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable closed-toe shoes


  Some of the topics covered will be: how to put on halters, feed, walking the mini, grooming, etc. Perks for the kids include LARGE Coloring Books!


To register, please provide the child's name, age as well as the date(s) you would like your child to attend, and any additional information you feel we need to know about your child in the space provided at check out. Include parent's/guardian's name, phone, and email for confirmation. We will also need to see your driver's license upon arrival when you are signing F.R.I.E.N.D.S. "RELEASES AND WAIVERS".


  You do not need a PayPal account to check out. You may check out using your credit or debit card if you prefer.  Simply look for the option that says "Pay with an online bank account, debit or credit card.... or other options"  You may then complete your checkout with those options or if you have a PayPal account you may check out with your account instead. The process is safe and secure.


When you enter your email; the confirmation will be sent to that email address.

Your child's spot is not secured until you save/print your confirmation of payment from PayPal. Please print it out and bring it with you on the day of the class.


If there is any problem with your payment or receipt please contact us at


Please note: If your child is a "no-show" we cannot refund your money however you may sign your child up for another date as long as a slot is available. Thank you for your understanding.


Click HERE for access to step-by-step directions to the ranch


If you would like to purchase a program t-shirt for your child to wear please choose the size you would like and add it to the cart. They come in your choice of pink or blue.  This is a separate purchase from the class itself. Thank you!




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Due to the great success of the program we will be having a classes each month as noted. Please arrive at 10:00 for the 10:30AM-12:30PM class for children ages 6 - 10 years old. The spots are limited so ...


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 PLEASE READ: It has been called to our attention that some people feel they need to pay with PayPal but that is not the case. You do not need a Paypal account to purchase. After selecting your membership plan and clicking the "Submit" button, you will see a page with a yellow PayPal bar. Click on it and you will see a page that offers you to pay with Paypal but towards the bottom, you will see the words "TRY ANOTHER WAY" or "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" Click on that and you will have the option to pay with your debit or credit card on the secure site. We hope this helps clarify the matter.
See you at the Ranch!!



Do you need a new and much appreciated gift idea for that special child in your life? 


GIFT A CLASS TO A CHILD .......for a Birthday, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah,  Christmas,  Hanukkah or just because you want to!


We can send a gift certificate from you for the date of choice provided by the adult in charge of the child's schedule. After obtaining a date for the child, simply purchase the date of choice below. As always, if that date is not going to work for the child's schedule, the family can contact us and change to a date that is available. 

If you would like a gift certificate to be provided, please be sure to note the info you would like the gift certificate to say and where you would like the certificate mailed in the comment section of the purchase process. If you have any problem with the process simply email the information and detailed request to:

Thank you!!


F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue & Sanctuary

Florida research Institute for equine nurturing, development & Safety, Inc.

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