2020 Homeschool Program

Each week the children get to know the horses and ride. They participate in horse care and farm chores, speech, circle games and more.


Our classes are fully outdoors and non-sectarian. Classes and times are designed so that children could attend more than one day or session if desired.

Led by expert trainer Lotte Swauger and Waldorf teacher Sushila Wood.


Pony Diaries: Seasonal Crafts & Gift Making







(ages 5-12)

Over three weeks we will ride, care for the horses and create seasonal crafts and gifts in the lead up to the holiday season.

3 weeks, December 1 to December 16


Instructors: Lotte Swauger & Sushila Wood

Homeschool Riders

Various Times Monday to Friday







(ages 5-18)

Join a group of 4-6 homeschoolers for group riding lessons. Participants are ages 5-17, paired based on ability, where appropriate.

Participants clean their horse’s stall and learn how to tack and care for their horse.  Ride time varies as the children become more efficient with their horse care and riding preparations, from 30-45 minutes in the saddle.  Total time is approx. 90 minutes.


Arrive at 8:30 for a 9am ride

Arrive at 9:30 for a 10am ride

Arrive at 10:30 for a 11am ride

Arrive at 11:30 for a 12pm ride

Arrive at 12:30 for a 1pm ride

Arrive at 1:30 for a 2pm ride

$60 per lesson or $480 for 9 weeks ($60 savings).

A commitment to being on time is essential to join this program. 

Nine weeks of classes, starting the week of September 24th to December 18th


Due to horse trials, fall break and Thanksgiving there are

NO RIDING CLASSES on these dates:

October 15th, 16th, October 26th-30th,

November 12th, 13th, 26th & 27th.

Instructor: Lotte Swauger

Pony Diaries: Nature's First Aid - CLASS IS FULL



(ages 10-17)

Tuesdays - FULL


(ages 6-12)

Participants ride and engage in horse care and chores. We will also create natural care products using native local ingredients and sew and assemble our own first aid kits. We will build upon each other’s knowledge by sharing the care traditions and remedies which help in situations specific to each family and specific to activities at the ranch.
9 weeks, September 21st to November 25th
Instructors: Lotte Swauger & Sushila Wood
Pony Diaries: Waldorf Inspired Arts & Crafts CLASS IS FULL

Tuesdays FULL


(ages 6-12)

Wednesdays FULL


(ages 6-12)

Children ride and participate in horse care and chores.  They also experience the arts and crafts typically learned in the Waldorf classroom, including watercolor, wood projects and handwork projects which are known to help with grasping math concepts. (sewing, weaving, etc.)
9 weeks, September 22nd to November 25th
Instructors: Lotte Swauger & Sushila Wood
Pony Diaries: Horse Lovers Math CLASS IS FULL

Wednesdays 9am-12pm

(ages 8-12)

In addition to riding and participating in horse care and chores, Horse Lover’s Math provides children with an accurate reflection of how math is used in the horse world. In the real world of horses, both metric and imperial measurement systems are still used. Part of educating yourself as a horseperson requires you to become familiar with and fluent in both systems of measurement, much like a person who can speak two languages.

Through mathematical activities that are practical and relevant to their lives, students develop mathematical understanding, problem-solving skills, and related technological skills that they can apply in their daily lives and other curriculum areas, including science, music, and language.

The program is targeted to support Common Core math curriculum standards for Grades 4-6.  However the material is suitable for ages 7 and up.  This is part 1 of 3, designed to be completed over 3 semesters.

9 weeks, September 23rd to November 25th


Instructors: Lotte Swauger & Sushila Wood



NOTE: We do consider children who are 5 years old for our Pony Diaries classes,

however to maintain a safe environment, they must be independent,

communicative and willing to take direction.


Homeschool Riders


FALL BREAK - $255 October 26, 27, 28

DECEMBER Pony Diaries: Seasonal Crafts & Gift Making, Dec 1 - Dec 18


WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK - 3 Days $255 December 21, 22 & 23

4 Days $340 December 28, 29, 30 & 31


$50 sibling discount for class sessions above $450 per student, per class


Limited to 16 students per class


Direct inquiries to alottehorses.web@gmail.com or 805 410 2854

© 2020  Lotte Swauger | A Lotte Horses   (805) 794-1154 

AB Ranch -  5634 Wheeler Canyon Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060 | Email: alottehorses@yahoo.com

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