In the Presence of Horses – Communication

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In the Presence of Horses – Communication

July 17, 2023 - July 19, 2023


Communication requires listening with our eyes. Join our herd in learning how communication plays a vital role in learning horsemanship skills or husbandry skills (as they are called in the equestrian world.) Your child will have the opportunity to enter into the “unspoken” world of a horse as they learn and practice what it takes to take care of them. Skills will include learning their non-verbal language, grooming, picking out hooves, haltering and the proper way to lead a horse.  As your child will discover how a horse communicates their needs to them, your child will discover how to verbally communicate his/her needs in a responsible manner. On the final day, the youth will apply their skills as they “communicate responsibly” the needs of their horse and human teammates through the Challenge Course.

Target skills: communication, responsibilities, and unique horse vocabulary. 

Date: July 17, 18, & 19 – Three consecutive days

Time:  Choose 9:00 am to 11:00 am OR 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Group size:  Limited to six (6) with a minimum of two youth

Grades:  2nd grade & Up

T-shirt Included

Program Fee: $60 for 6 hours of individual attention within a group of six.

  • Thanks to a special grant from the Women’s Giving Group, any youth living in Phelps County or attending school in Phelps County may participate for a program fee of $30.00. No program assistance application needed.

Program assistance available: Program Assistance Application must be submitted. Families will be notified once all supporting documents has been submitted. Families only need to apply one time per year.


  • Program fees are due on the first day.
  • Closed-toed shoes.
  • Signed Release of Liability by parent/guardian (to be emailed to you. Only one signed form per year.)

No riding activities. No prior horse experience is needed.

All activities are completed in an outdoor setting.


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July 17, 2023
July 19, 2023
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Nancy Lyon
308 440-0315
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3135 West 22nd St.
Kearney, NE 68845 United States
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