HORSEMANSHIP DAY CAMP
2017 August 19th (9am-1:30pm), Oct 7th (10am-2:30pm), Nov 4th (10am - 2:30pm)
2018 Jan 27th (11am-3:30pm), Feb 17th (11am-3:30pm), March 3rd (10am-2:30pm), April 7th(10am-2:30pm), May 5th(10am-2:30pm)
Contact us to reserve a private session for your troop, group, or family.
This class is the first step in our equine offerings. This is for all of you who wish you had a horse, or are looking for a refresher. (For those with years of horse experience, it gives you an opportunity to meet our horses!) You will get a general overview of the responsibilities of having a pet of this size. You will get a chance to do some basic riding, along with lots of other hands on time with the horses.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Horse Anatomy
- Grooming - Tools and Techniques
- Learn about the various tack (bridles, saddles, etc.)
- Feeding Rules
- Health Maintenance
- Teeth and Age
- Ferrier Care
- Learn to Halter, Lead, and Tie Correctly
- Mounting and Dismounting Safely
- Riding Basics
- Learn the gaits the horse travels in
- Learn about safety when working with horses
What to Wear:
Long pants (blue jeans are perfect), and closed-toe shoes. Boots or sneakers are fantastic. No hiking boots, sandals, open-toe shoes, or steel toe boots for safety reasons. Please Note: Those with improper footwear will not be permitted to ride our horses due to liability reasons.
What to Bring:
- Sack lunch and/or a snack
- Plenty of drinking water in refillable water bottles.
- Helmet if you have one.
- Signed permission slip
- Optional: Hand wipes/hand sanitizer (There are no sinks or running water at our barn. We break for eating approximately mid-session.)
Class space is limited, and spots fill fast, so register early! (Additional dates will be set up as classes fill, so be sure to check back if the current date is full. Alternately, for groups of 6 or more participants, you may schedule a private session by contacting us directly.)
Ages: 7 and up, adults welcome (or we can set up an all adult class for a minimum of 6 adults, see Women and Horses for more details).
Cost: $50 per person / Parents or scout leaders who will NOT be riding are FREE. Camp requires a minimum of 6 participants.
Length of Time: This is a day workshop (approximately 4.5 hours), that starts earlier in the summer before it gets hot and later in the winter so it can warm up, check our calendar for specific times, or contact us to set up a private class.
Jr Horsemanship Day Camp
- A shortened version of the above class.
Ages: 5-8 year olds. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Upcoming Dates: Oct 27, 2017
Private sessions can be set up for your homeschool group, school class, scout troop etc.
Costs: $40 per person / Parents or scout leaders who will NOT be riding are FREE.
Length of Time: This is a 3 hour event.
Junior Horsemanship Day Camp is a shortened version of the Horsemanship Day Camp
Girl Scouts - Click here for more information.
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts - Click here for more information.
American Heritage Girls - Click here for more information.
NOTE: **We can book a private date for your troop. A minimum of 6 participants are required.**