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The Homestead is a non-profit 501c3 and attends many different events with our barn friends. Our barn friends help with many therapeutic and rehabilitative needs in the lives of a lot of different groups and individuals. We have continuous ongoing educational services at the farm.

Now visiting with our barn friends / Please call to make an appointment

THE HOMESTEAD IS A UNIQUE CREATED FROM THE WORD HOMESTEAD MEANING HOUSE WITH ADJOINING LANDS. VISIT THE FARM AND ENJOY A WAGON RIDE TO OUR MINE CAMP AND EXPLORE A JOURNEY OF HISTORY FROM THE PAST. VISIT OUR MANY SPECIAL BARN FRIENDS IN OUR ANIMAL BARN THAT WAS BUILT IN 1913. OUR SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE FARM INCLUDE PIONEER DAYS, THE HAUNTING, AND HOLIDAY AT THE FARM

This team of miniature horses, Max (white) and Dozer (sorrel), is where it all began. I had never known about the history of the miniature horse, but I had love in my heart for my barn friends. The more I researched the historical events of the miniature horse, it became my passion and now my mission. It is a part of the visit at the farm to share the historical facts of the miniature horses with all of our visitors so the stories will go on. I have found that there are many others that had no knowledge of their history. In 1913 there were over 70,000 miniature horses underground in Wales England and Britain's mines except they called them Pit Ponies. Interestingly some of the American Miniature Horses today are descended from the bloodlines of these Pit Ponies. The Pit Ponies used to live underground in stables and work for 2 to 3 years at a time and usually weighed about 200 to 300 pounds and could pull about 10 times their weight.  It is believed that the one of last Pit Ponies passed away in 1999. On a visit to The Homestead we will share many stories to help educate and pass on the knowledge and History of the Miniature horse known as the Pit Pony.

Mine camp

Picnic areas

Bridge behind mine

Water tank

April and May on break

General Store

The Haunting was Voted Best overall Haunt in 2016 and 2017 at Indiana Haunts

Come and Visit this year 2018 Sept. 28th and 29th then every Friday and Sat. in Oct. 

See more details on The Haunting page. 

2018 MAY 18th and MAY 19th 9am-5pm The Homestead's Pioneer Days  

Pioneer Days

Summer time on the Farm

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