Group classes will be coming back over the summer, stay tuned for dates!
This is an excellent way to learn about horsemanship and make new friends!
Each class will be 1 hour and is $50 per student per class.
Please contact the office to sign up for the class!
Horsemanship classes are a terrific way to get acquainted with horses! This is a great class for beginners or people who are curious about horses.
Horsemanship Classes are offered each month for beginners. Proper horse care techniques are taught and practiced to improve knowledge of horsemanship. An in-depth instruction into handling horses, grooming, equine nutrition, equine first aid and stall maintenance are covered and practiced. Students are given more advanced instruction and more responsibility as they gain experience and knowledge.
•Being a leader
•Safe handling techniques (halter and lead a horse)
•Basic Health and First Aid
•How to saddle a horse
•How to put on a bridle
•What is a balanced seat?
•How to be safe in the saddle
•Determining proper saddle fit
•How to sit on a horse and use the reins
•How a bit works and communicates to a horse
In the horse industry, the position of barn manager requires a person to be knowledgeable and competent in many areas concerning horses and people. An essential member of any large barn or stable, the barn manager is responsible for planning and orchestrating the day to day life of each animal in their charge. He or She is the glue that holds a barn or stable together, they oversee every aspect of horse care, from vet visits to exercise to supplies to management of barn employees. Their role is a significant one and beyond an almost expert knowledge of horses, it requires quick decision making, adaptability and leadership qualities.
Anyone interested in this class should have a basic understanding of horse care. Some of the topics covered in this class:
Daily Grooming Techniques
•coat: shiny, smooth, free of dandruff; minimal loose, shedding hair; full grooming
•mane: free of tangles, snarls, dirt, scruff; correct length of bridle path
•tail: smooth; good length; dock of tail and underside free of dirt
•feet: picked out; free of thrush or injury
•blankets: proper use; cleanliness; sizing
Keeping Stalls Clean
•learn about bedding: clean/dry; level
•free of cobwebs and other problems
•dealing with manure, water buckets, and feeders
•checking for stall damage
Feeding at assigned times
•understanding and following feeding charts
•feeding order to prevent colic
•weekend feeding procedures
•Development of time management
•Development of communication skills
•Development of record keeping and organizational skills
•Recognition and evaluation of equine related health problems
•Equine First Aid actions steps, or who to contact in case of emergency
•Tracking and monitoring vet and farrier care
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