Robinson Ranch Summer Adventures and Horsemanship Camp
June 3 – August 9, 2013
(Students & Volunteers Needed)
Robinson Ranch Summer Camps are an ideal way to introduce children with limited riding experience to the pleasures of horseback riding, and for children who are already experienced riders to practice what they know and enjoy the pleasure of learning new skills. Students can look forward to learning the basics on how to catch, lead, tie up, brush, bridle, saddle, mount and how to care for a horse. Students will receive riding lessons with and a special Friday guest each week!
Children are required to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, and suitable riding attire (such as long pants and a shoe with a heel) for the day. Comfortable clothing such as shorts and sneakers may be brought to change into (And swimsuits if they are doing the all-day YMCA program). Helmets are provided. A healthy snack will be provided by Robinson Ranch (and lunch if they are in the extended YMCA program)
We plan ten weeks for our riding camps each year. Our camps are great for first time riders to advanced beginners. All of our stable volunteers and employees over 18 years old are required to submit their schedules in this week so they can be placed in a class. Each ride session is held on Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. after which students are transported to the YMCA for afternoon swimming and activities (optional with associated fees).
Cost and registration details are attached.
Safety around horses
Proper grooming techniques
Haltering & leading
Parts of the horse & hoof care
Horse behavior vs. Human behavior
Controlling your horse at a walk
Stopping your horse with ease
Riding in a group
Each of these components will be tied in with grade appropriate math, science, critical thinking, and language are skills.
Participants must be:
No experience required, but helpful of course! (Take a couple of lessons with us prior to program week if you wish)
Bring comfortable clothes. For riding: long pants and closed, comfortable shoes with a small heel. We have plenty of helmets, but if you would like to bring your own you may. Please make sure it is approved for riding. Bicycle helmets are not approved for horseback riding.
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Let’s make the 2013 Summer Adventures Program a huge success!
“There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man”