Are you searching for something for your horse-crazy child to do this summer?
Sign them up for horse camp at Double L Stables!
At our horse camp, we strive to create a positive environment to teach future equestrians about horsemanship, safety, and compassion. Our well-taken-care-of lesson horses truly love to work with children of all ages and ability levels.
Horsemanship, Education and Art lessons
Our program includes:
Safety and Handling
Individualized and Group Riding Instruction
Grooming, Tacking Up, and Post-Ride Care
Horse Anatomy, Health, and Nutrition
Art fun while learning about colors, markings, etc.
Horse Grooming, Tacking up, and Barn Chores
Campers learn the responsibilities that come with riding - from grooming their horse and tacking up to cleaning their bridle and sweeping up at the end of their ride. They learn that hard work and respect for our animals can deepen the special bond they share with their horse.
The Full Equestrian Experience
In addition to our effort to build a truly correct foundation of balance and basics in the saddle, we also deeply value correct horsemanship. While many camps will have their staff groom and tack the horses, we involve the campers in the full experience of horsemanship - from haltering and leading the horse out of their stall to picking their feet and putting the girth on. Anything that might be "behind the scenes" elsewhere, the campers get to see and experience! This also means doing the "dirty work" like sweeping up, scrubbing bits, and cleaning boots - the full experience of being a true equestrian.
Riding & Safety
When campers get on their horse, it’s safety first! Everyone must wear an appropriate pair of riding boots and a properly-fitted helmet. Whether your young horse-lover has ridden in the past or is just starting out, they’ll enjoy a customized hunter/jumper riding experience.
Every young rider will receive individualized instruction, teaching them to use their strong legs, core muscles, and gentle hands to maintain close contact and communication with the horse at all times.
At the end of the week, campers take a horsemanship quiz (with assistance as needed) and ride for friends and family in a mini horse show. It’s a great way to be introduced to horse shows and celebrate a week of fun and learning.
Horse Camp runs from 9AM to 12PM and include education, art, and horsemanship. Campers must wear boots with a heel, bring lunch, and wear pants (no shorts allowed). Limit of 10 campers per session. The cost is $450 per week.