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post #1 of 4 Old 06-23-2020, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Camp Ideas!

My barn will be hosting a small horse camp in about a month. I've been put in charge of coming up with ideas for activities and a theme for the week. We are a Morgan show horse barn, but not all the campers are super interested in showing. Our last camp was themed mentor/ mentee. We paired up younger and older riders and had the older ones coach the younger ones when riding and the younger riders watched the older riders ride and were coached on what they are doing well.
Any and all ideas for games, activities, crafts, and, most importantly, a theme would be appreciated! Thanks so much guys!
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-23-2020, 03:03 PM
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"Dragon" egg treasure hunt. Can be horseback or not. Hide a watermelon and post clues.

Some horse people change their horse, they change their tack and discipline, they change their instructor; they never change themselves.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-01-2020, 06:09 PM
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Have a medieval fair. Invite the kids to dress as princes and princesses. Let them decorate their ponies with fingerpaint. They can make circlets from pipe cleaners and plastic flowers. They can pretend to "joust" by riding at objects like an apple on a fence post and knock it off with a stick. They can make up a skit on horseback with a medieval theme--rescuing a princess from a dragon, none shall pass, crossing a brook where both riders insist on crossing first, act out Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight-- many different scenarios. They can go Maying by riding out, picking flowers, and making flower chains.

Have a cowboy theme. Again, cowboy costumes, paint the ponies like Indian ponies, practice roping a post, knock the hat off the post. Tie a barrel to pieces of inner tube and ride the bucking barrel.

Have a Native American theme. Costumes, of course. Practice riding
bareback, make Native American crafts, cook lunch over a fire. Have a "thread reins" contest using yarn instead of reins to see who can continue more and more difficult paces without breaking the yarn. Throw a "lance" at a buffalo.

Star Wars or on-line gaming theme with similar games and projects.

My Little Pony with similar games, pony painting, and crafts.
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Get a load of sticky back labels print on each individually a part of the horse and ailments.

Pair the riders up and give them a set of labels and a period of time to place the labels on one of their horses - much more fun than using a chart.

Two points for being spot on, one point for being close.
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