Equine Explorers Sample Schedule
10 week Semester
Semester activities may vary due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, sessions are 1 hour in length & held on weekday afternoons & Saturdays. Students must have their own ASTM/SEI Certified Equestrian Helmet and riding boots with a 1" heel.
Day 1- Welcome! Let's Explore Farm Safety!! Safety talks, practice safety skills, meet & ?treat? the horses, pony grooming basics; grooming supplies & begin grooming.
Day 2- Let's Explore Grooming! Review safety skills, grooming supplies & groom our ponies; complete with braids, & hoof paint. Hop on one of the ponies and enjoy a bareback ride!
Day 3- Let's Explore Saddles & Bridles! Learn the parts of a saddle & bridle and how to safely put them on our pony. Practice mounting & dismounting.
Day 4- Let's put it all together and Explore Riding!! Safety review, grooming, saddling, and riding. Controlling the pony's direction and speed all by ourselves.
Day 5- Let's Explore Horse Shoes! Horse shoe shapes & sizes, horse shoe painting, and pony grooming. Time for another bareback ride.
Day 6- Let's Explore Riding!! Safety review, grooming, saddling, and riding day. Practice turning, and controlling speed is hard work.
Day 7- Let's Explore a Pony Spa Day!! We're going to treat our ponies to an herbal bath, colored hoof paint, hair ribbons, and perfume!! They'll look marvelous!
Day 8- Let's Explore Riding!! Another great day in the saddle. Maybe we'll ride a new pony today!
Day 9- Let's Explore Finger Painting Ponies!! We'll paint stencil shapes on our pony, stars, hearts, and add some color to her mane & tail!!
Day 10- Let's Explore Riding!! Our last day in the saddle putting all our new skills to the test!
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3