Once living freely in the boreal forest of Ontario and northern Minnesota, thousands of Indigenous ponies ran wild around the Great Lakes region and lived in harmony with the First Peoples. Colonization brought the ponies to the brink of extinction. Only 4 remained. Through conservation, they have been returned to their ancestral lands to live once again as the Little Horses of the Big Woods. Walk amongst these little horses and experience their incredible spiritual power. Listen to the stories passed down by generations of First Nations People about their bond with these little horses captured on canvas by Indigenous Artist Rhonda Snow.
Gather around the fire at the authentic Metis fur trade encampment, tap your toe to the lively Metis fiddle music, and laugh at the adventures of the fur trader. He might just slice you a piece of what’s cooking in the pot. Indigenous drumming and songs by your First Nations guide will enlighten you to the relationship we all have with Mother Earth.
TIPI Overnight Adventure: Twinkling stars are so much brighter shining through the smoke hole in an authentic Indigenous made tipi overnight stay. Awaken to the hoofbeats and snorts of the nearby spirit horses and satisfy your appetite with authentic meals included.
Additional activities include horseback trail rides, medicine walks, traditional Indigenous dance performances, and family farm experience.
TJ Stables is open year round, fully accessible, and offers Therapy riding, Can accommodate any size group.
Dog/pet boarding, Pony rides, Horseback riding lessons (juniors - 8 yrs and under, private lessons, therapy riding), School/group tours, Horse sport programs, Horse prints, Horse sponsorships and donations, Parties (corporate events/parties, pony birthday party, corral riding birthday party, horseback riding birthday party), Family tours, Dog grooming, Camps, Horse/pony sales.