From Hooves to Ears!
The Whole Horse Place's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of old horses and humans of all ages by fostering bonds through comprehensive horse care and education. We partner senior horses with children and adults of all abilities, foster children, and the broader community. We rescue senior horses and give them new purpose in teaching humans responsibility, confidence, self respect, resiliency, and emotional honesty.
The Whole Horse Place is an all volunteer facility that offers unique horse experiences for the average person with little or no horse exposure. We offer many affordable program options for individuals or groups. Our approach to teaching horsemanship begins and ends with safety first. Teaching you to be in control of your horse at all times is our primary concern, and from that foundation all other aspects of horsemanship will be successful.
We are located on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula with miles and miles of scenic trails, wildlife, beaver ponds, and breathtaking mountain views. Experience serenity and enjoy.
We have a direct approach in all of our teaching opportunities here. Our understanding is that your child or yourself wants to be here, and that they/you are here to learn, and our job is to teach you to be safe and have the best experience possible. We will not coddle nor cater to your child, we will not negotiate with them, and we WILL let them get frustrated and fail. The kids here learn to problem solve and to be resilient when they are told honestly how they are performing and when they are given the chance to correct and to regulate themselves. Of course we help and supervise, and we will praise them when they deserve it, but under no circumstances do we swoop in and take away their chance to learn.
Please sign using the digital waiver provided above. You can not leave any section blank with the digital waiver or it won't let you complete it. Some people prefer signing a paper copy, and you may print out the Paper Waiver and complete it before your arrival. If you do not have a waiver ready to go upon arrival, we have them here . Please allow an extra 10 minutes to sign one.
You will find information here on when payment is due, makeup classes and rescheduling information, what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you and your child!
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Whole Horse Place 4764 SW Old Forest Way Port Orchard, WA 98367 US