Objectives for Resident Campers: Learn how to improve your riding skills in both English and Western disciplines. Campers will learn different horse behaviors, ride several horses prior to a permanent assignment for the week. For this reason we suggest that enrollees choose a two week program as it takes a rider a little while to adjust to her horse. Try Outs - time is spent during try-outs to determine which horse is appropriate for each camper. Campers receive thorough instruction in a group and individual setting - each child receives one-on-one time with her instructor.
2 riding periods a day (weather depending - heat index dependent) . Campers have two formal lessons and one additional riding activity each day. In lessons, campers learn and practice English & Western riding disciplines such as equitation, hunt seat, show jumping, dressage, cutting, reining and ranch horse work.
Additional activities include trail rides, jumping
Horsemanship - every day! - Campers learn how to care for their horses with activities such as grooming, tacking, first aid, hoof care, nutrition and anatomy.
Barn Chores - every day - Campers learn how to care for horses by participating in daily chores- mucking paddocks, cleaning tack, feeding and barn maintenance.
X Country Arena- Once riders are ready, they have the opportunity to practice jumping on our open pasture cross country jump course.
Western Disciplines & Lessons - barrel racing, reining, western pleasure, cutting, trail class, ranch horse work.
Attend local horse shows, talk to the active show riders (all ages), see how youngsters turn into experts!
Field trips to local Adirondack attractions & activities, learn more about animals, and even take a real wolf for a walk! Enjoy hiking into the high peaks, swimming, canoeing,rafting, paintball, arts studio, picnics and the great outdoors!
Veterinary clinic presentations and procedures (basic surgery, basic veterinary medicine)