A program for youth 6-18 to come and connect with the horses and animals. Learning equine science as well as compassion and respect for all life.
For kids 5-10, fun activities and games as well as connecting with the animals and learning respect for all life.
Wild Horse Camp LEVEL 1 focuses on horses and all animals as sentient beings and building a lifelong respect for all life. Animals are capable of feeling emotions; happy, sad, lonely, friendly, etc. just as we humans are. We must respect their feelings and be a friend to them. Students will also learn the history of mustangs and their plight today, as well as how to read a “freeze brand” and about management levels on the range. A presentation on the life of a mustang in the wild focusing on Aegis, the “Protector Mustang” we have pictures of his life from when he was born. Observation exercises will discuss how to read equine communication to tell what they are thinking or feeling at the time. Connecting with a mustang by synching the student’s heart rate and breathing with the horse. Lessons on colors and markings of horses, as well as learning the parts of a horse.
Wild Horse Camp Level II we will continue learning about equine ethology and the sentient nature of animals.
Equine Nutrition and water needs, what horses eat in the wild and where they find water. Supplements for special equine care.
Nature walk to identify plants that horses eat in the wild.. Kids will also learn how to draw a horse and will receive a Wild Horse Field Book that they can decorate the cover. Horse bean bag toss, reading to Charlotte the Reading Donkey and a special reading of the book, "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses" with Sidewinder/Odin listening to the story.
How to Draw a Horse
How to approach and groom a horse
Horse corn hole game
The Power of Presence is designed to give teens strategies and tools for reducing stress and anxiety and for learning to cope with the world around them.
The round pen becomes a medicine wheel with the group facing each cardinal direction in turn. Each direction has different energies associated with it and the participant learns how to tap into those energies.
Sidewinder-Odin, who came to us from the Black Hills of South Dakota, walks around the wheel and stops at each participant to impart his wisdom and energy.
Participants learn how to approach a horse respectively and say "Hi"