What do you get when you combine Horse Sense with Outdoor Leadership Skills? … our new day camp, Taking the Reins! A fun day camp that fosters confidence and leadership skills in a safe outdoor environment. Every day begins with an introduction to the “Art of Horsemanship” lead by Lesley English, a certified EAL instructor and Abbey Gardens’ trusted pony trainer. Participants will be hands-on in all aspects of the care, management and training of our ponies during the week: learning to properly catch, groom and handle our rare breed ambassadors. Afternoons will be filled with discovering outdoor skills and exploring nature based leadership activities. Taking the Reins! challenges individuals to discover themselves and confidently grow into young leaders. This camp runs from July 22-26 from 9am-4pm and is suitable for youth ages 10-14. Cost is $250 per person for the week.
Please note that all our horsemanship is based on ground training techniques and care, there is no riding.