Youth Programs

At Mill Swamp Indian Horses, we really believe that young people are the future. Raising a generation of young people who care about the preservation of endangered animals and the planet itself is part of our mission.  Youth programs feature trail riding, natural horsemanship, Native American and Colonial homesteading skills, along with roots, folk, and Americana music.

We offer a Friday program for home schooled youth that covers natural horsemanship and aspects of earth science, biology, history and physical education.

Our Saturday programs for youth and teens cover natural horsemanship as well as developing physical skills, communication skills, self-awareness, and self-confidence. All youth programs include trail riding membership to proficiency level and even an opportunity for parents to ride with the children if they so desire.



Scholarship Programs for Youth in Need:

We believe that working with horses can be transformative and empowering for youth. Scholarships are available for youth according to need.

  • The Lido Edwards Scholarship: supports youth with physical challenges.
  • The Aileen and Nelson Edwards Scholarship: supports youth in foster care.
  • The Beth and Steve Edwards Scholarship: supports youth with financial needs.

For more information about scholarships, please contact Steve Edwards, Executive Director at


* Mill Swamp Indian Horses is a program of Gwaltney Frontier Farm, Incorporated, a 501 (c) 5 non profit breed conservation program. Under the 501 (c) 5 designation - Donations are not tax-deductible.