“For the Love of Horses” is an introductory program for 6-9 year olds offering children basic instruction in horse terminology, care, safety, grooming, tacking-up and on the ground handling of horses, and you don’t have to own a horse! This gives children a comfort level and a foundation in understanding the safety requirements necessary around horses.
The earlier portion of the sessions will be indoors in our barn. The other portion will be in the lower arena to “ride” a horse. Students will learn the basic seat and leg positions and how to hold the reins. They will learn how to shorten the reins to turn and stop the horse to know that they have proper control before taking regular riding lessons. At each session please have students equipped with appropriate outdoor clothing(long pants for riding days), riding boots if possible, and something to drink. Helmets will be provided for this introductory program.