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Barn Buddies (Age 10-13)

Our Fall 2017 program runs from October 11th through December 8th. Program fee is $240. Note that some weekly sessions will only include unmounted activities. No class week of 11/20/17. 

Barn Buddies (Age 10-13)   |   Thursday 3:30-5pm
Our eight-week program delivers a unique perspective on the horse-human relationship. Through groundwork and riding, students learn the language of horses along with the way in which a prey animal thinks and reacts. From these experiences, students develop self-awareness, improved communication and problem-solving skills. Students also learn general horse care, grooming and tack. Students gain a solid foundation of horsemanship to continue their riding education, as well as skills that can be helpful in all aspects of life. All classes are age-appropriate.

The Horse Center offers unique programs bringing horses and humans together to promote emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.  Group-based programs foster personal development, communication and relationship-building skills through interactions with horses. 

Our teaching method is inspired by the Vaquero style of horsemanship, where “the feel” of the horse is emphasized. Horses are sensitive herd animals with their own social rules and group dynamics. As prey animals, horses are highly intuitive and keenly aware of their surroundings and constantly providing us with feedback through non-verbal body language. By partnering with horses, participants can gain insight about themselves and how they relate to others. 

Earlier Event: November 1
Pony Pals (Age 7-9)
Later Event: November 3
Barn Buddies (Age 10-13)