On thing my instructor had us do was play musical boxes. What she would do is make boxes out of the poles for the jumps and sing a random song while the students are riding on the outside of the ring. (not outside outside, just on the rail) (songs like happy birthday, jingle bells, rouldolph the red nose reigndeer, simple songs everyone knows and how you sound doesn't matter.) then she would stop singing and we would try get to the boxes first. Each round a box was taken. Each time someone got out and they helped choose a song and sing. We were allowed to go any speed slower then a slow canter, but all of us were between 9-12 and were at same riding level.
Fake shows are always fun since little kids LOVE to get a ribbon. (at least kids like I was) and the person who listens best, best form, best steering, etc "win".
As we got older we would do serpinteens (Going from the rail on one side to the other side in a straight line) and circles and figure eights, so maybe with younger kids you could have them them "draw" a shape with their horses hoof prints as they ride.
For games at camp we would play egg and spoon
Bob for apples. (get on ride to bin get off get apple get back on ride back to team. The little girls loved it but they do need alot of assistance getting on and off.) we always let the horses bob for the apples to, which the girls thought was funny/cute.
I'm trying to think of more games we played, I'll have to look at my photo album.
Oh! And red light green light! How could I forget that one?
Some say I don't have a life.
I smile. I have a heartbeat and hoofbeats.
So therefore I have a great life. -me
Last edited by BlondieHorseChic; 08-05-2011 at 12:06 AM.