Safety, fun, and learning are the goals of the week for Great Lakes Stables campers. Many youngsters are thrilled to spend their march break with the horses and wonderful counselors at Great Lakes Stables . Camp days include some essential barn skills, stable management lessons, a riding lesson, some crafts and a little more barn chores to wrap up a packed horses activity day.
With a leader per horse during the lessons, the riders are ensured of a safe introduction to riding. The campers who are experienced students at the school already, are able to hone their skills with the daily riding lessons. The riders follow the national rider level system, with a focus on safe progressive skill development.
All the campers really help each other out learning essential team skills by working together during barn chores. After an hour of barn chores, campers go into their riding groups for the day where they learn practical care of the horse, do crafts and have an hour long riding lesson. The days are full of fun interesting horse activities. By the end of the week the campers are truly enthusiastic horse kids with a good, introduction of what it would be like to have their own horse someday.