summer 2018 ProgramS
Horsemanship Programs offer students the opportunity to experience horses and nature while learning horse management and riding skills. Weekly 1.5-hour lessons are divided into two 45-minute segments, EAL (equine assisted learning) and Horsemanship. Eight students divide into two groups of four and alternate between the two segments. Led by qualified instructors and experienced volunteers, two four-week sessions are offered during the summer season.
Our Horsemanship Programs are designed for students age 7 and older.
There will be two four week sessions for Summer 2018.
Session I: June 25 - July 21
Session II: July 23rd - Aug 18th
Pony Pals I (Beginner): Friday 10-11:30am
Barn Buddies I (Adv. Beginner): Tuesday 1-2:30pm
Barn Buddies II (Adv. Beginner): Thursday 1-2:30pm
Girl Power (Session II): Wednesday 10-11:30am
Pony Pals is our beginner horsemanship program. In a group of up to eight participants, students learn general horse care, grooming and tack, an introduction to horse body language, leading, mounting and dismounting as well as basic communication with the horse while on the ground and in the saddle. This program delivers a unique perspective on the horse-human relationship by teaching the foundations of connection and communication with our equine partners. Groups will be organized by age and skill level.
Barn Buddies is our horsemanship program for those students who are more experienced and have progressed from Pony Pals. This program continues the development of basic skills related to horse care, barn management, unmounted as well as mounted activities. Students develop self-awareness and improved communication and problem-solving skills with their peers as well as their horses. Groups will be organized by age and skill level.
Girl Power teaches empowerment skills to young girls ages 10 – 13 in weekly 1.5 hour classes. In groups of up to 12 participants, students experience a safe, fun and challenging environment to learn more about themselves, relationships with others and the world around them through interactions with our horses. Weekly themes highlight life skills such as: asserting healthy boundaries, managing obstacles and distractions, effective communication, team building and leadership. Prior horse experience is not required for participation in this program.
Registration will remain open until the end of July. Once we receive registration forms we will determine class lists based on experience and number of registrations received. For more information, please call 508-338-7198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Program fee is $120 per 4 week session. Note that some weekly sessions will only include unmounted activities.