Horse Camp lesson plans?! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 05-16-2011, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 161
• Horses: 1
Horse Camp lesson plans?!

Hey everyone,

At my stable we have horse camps each summer from grades K-8. This is my first year leading the planning. We have each group of kids for a five day week. Their time is broken into stall cleaning, riding lesson, craft activity, and lecture. I have come up with a tentative lecture schedule attached. The age groups of the children are next to the camp group. Advanced really just stands for they have sat on a horse before, remember these are young city kids. Anyway, I was just hoping on some input on the topics and any suggestions. I had the most difficulty with beginner taking enough of a step up from green. Oh, and any ideas for craft activities are much appreciated. Thanks!

On second thought I can't attach it with this computer so I will just copy and paste it below. Thanks.

Green camp K-6
Tacking/saddle anatomy basic
Grooming
Safety/proper leading
Horse breeds/colors
Riding Disciplines

Beginner 4-8
Tacking/saddle anatomy (more detailed)
Discipline spotlight- dressage, western, jumping, carriage, pleasure
Basic horse care- exercise, grooming, vet, farrier
Basic patterns- 20 meter circles, figure-eights, serpentines, change of rein
Proper leading cont- ground work: stopping, backing up, moving haunches over, importance of space

Advanced 4-8
General horse care- exercise, vet (checking vitals), farrier (hoof problems), cost of owning horse
Riding disciplines- dressage patterns, tests
Showing- trailering demo or
Bridle anatomy/different bits and why
Lunging demo- training tools
Equitation- importance of riding position

Pre-Vet 6-8
Nutrition- dogs,cats,horses
Common disorders- dogs, cats, horses
First aid/bandaging
Dentistry
Hoof Care/common ailments
Daily breed spotlight
Loyalty09 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 05-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 58
• Horses: 0
Just trying to understand your 'green' group are the most inexperienced?

As for 'beginner' that would suggest either never been on a horse or has been on and been on the lead rein? Therefore I wouldn't be teaching jumping and dressage in the riding lessons but just general starting, stopping, steering and learning their rising trot.

The other sections look pretty good, looks like they will be kept busy for sure. As for the crafts section, something such as making a sign for their favourite horse's stable or something like that?
Michelle and Mr B is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 05-16-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 161
• Horses: 1
Yes green is basically never touched a horse. Beginners have gone on a pony ride or two. Advanced normally have done previous camps or what not. And oh no beginners would not be doing anything that advanced. The discipline spotlight would be riders from the barn giving a demonstration on the specified discipline. Basically these are all lectures here. Any riding activities or demo's will be done by experienced people working the camp.

And that is a great idea about the craft. They always find that horse they fall in love with at camp. It would be great to have a self-made name plate to take home with them and we have not done that at previous camps. Thanks!
Loyalty09 is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 05-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 58
• Horses: 0
Ah I see, demos are a great idea! Sounds like you will have a great camp!
Michelle and Mr B is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 05-16-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 161
• Horses: 1
Thanks. It has really picked up. We started with only one week of camp I think three years ago and now I think we are up to five between all the different groups.
Loyalty09 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 05-16-2011, 04:19 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,471
• Horses: 2
I would have loved to go to your camp as a kid!

Do some fun things like "ride a buck" and musical bags (like musical chairs but you must stop your horse with at least one foot on a paper bag laid on the arena floor, and there is always one less bag than riders.)
tinyliny is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 05-16-2011, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 161
• Horses: 1
I have done ride a buck but I had never heard of musical bag. It sounds fun! It would be a good thing to do after the leading lesson. Thanks!
Loyalty09 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eventing Summer Camp helpHi i'm looking for an eventing horse camp for this summer. i bigdream86 Eventing 2 01-26-2011 10:13 PM
Horse Camp help... luvs2ride1979 Horse Riding 20 07-04-2010 01:49 PM
2 Stall Horse Barn Plans. Tyler Barn Maintenance 13 04-08-2010 10:05 AM
My Horse Camp Tayz Horse Pictures 8 10-29-2009 01:52 PM
Horse camp englishcowgrl Horse Talk 13 01-30-2007 05:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome