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
Program Fee: $60 for 6 hours of individual attention within a group of six.
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.
No riding activities. No prior horse experience is needed.
All activities are completed in an outdoor setting.