We just had a camp a couple months ago.
here one idea: If you guys have an arena, we set up cones and jumps and trot poles and made a course. So they had to race with the stick horses we got at the dallor store all it cost was 5-6 bucks maybe. It wore the kids out and they wanted to do it over and over again... they went through it like I dunno I whole bunch.
Another idea: More for an art craft. We made picture frames and at walmart they have the foam stuff, like its faom contruction paper then we had the foam stick on things cowgirl theme. They liked doing that and there were glitter stuff, got at the dallor store.
We also got pics of saddles and bridles and tought them what part is what and had work sheets and we had a saddle and bridle in the "art stall" So they could be "tested". Then we also had a horse and they learned the parts of the horse. Then they could go to a horse and actually see it and be tested.
Ummm Oh ya we also had them clean stalls lol I dont recommend that unless you want them to strip the stall. Cause they just throw EVERYTHING in the wheelbarrow.
The age groups were all young I think the youngest weve ever had was like 5 yrs all the way to like 10 maybe if not younger. And they all did really well with learning it and stuff.
I hope that all helps and is enough!
Ok so I also remembered that we let them paint on the horses. And it was really messy. But they liked it.
And with the pic frames I took pics of the girls with each of the lesson horse (4 horses) so we could pick out which of the pics look the best because either the horse dosent look good but the kid does or the kid is smiling and the horse is like rubbing his head on her.
What we did with time...if you guys need help with that. But we had them split into groups and group 1 got to ride group 2 did the art work and I OH (lol blond moment) group 3 did grooming and tacking up. And they were tought all the RIGHT way to groom and to goom and walk and be around the horse safely. Then they each had like a half hour depending on how the riding group is going.
...Sheesh im going to have the whole thing planned out.
K well I think im done. Sorry its like an overload slap of stuff all at once. But it all worked out so well and everyone was happy. And they learned a lot. And the proper way to do things and thats what thies camps are for to teach them not to just get on and ride and have fun but to give them a step up. Crap I am just gabbing away!