About Us

Pony Rides

Donna Scarpa

We are a small family owned and operated business with years of experience and a 5 star safety record. We all have full time jobs in addition to all we do here and we schedule around our daily lives to make a wonderful farm animal experience available for the very young and the young at heart!

Donna has been an animal enthusiast for years and after moving to Los Osos in the late 90’s she made a loving home for her first two miniature horses, Monty and Dazzle, with help from her family she taught them how to drive a cart both single and as a team. Over the years she has found that she loves to share the wonderment and excitement that they bring to everyone, young and old alike.
Donnas' training methods are based on positive reinforcement and operant conditioning, clicker training. She has used her methods to train horses, goats, chickens, dogs, cats and even fish just to name a few. She has a long list of accomplishments; trick trainer, carriage driving trainer/instruction, multi-species specialty training, miniature horse service animal training, animal rescue and rehab-and so much more. Her training goals are to have a relaxed animal that is willing and comfortable doing what is asked of them. She has also worked with Animal Actors, also as an Animal Wrangler for photo shoots for professional photography agencies and commercial TV productions.

These days, she prefers to enjoy what is most dear to her heart - children and animals.