Horse Specialty Camps are specifically designed for horse enthusiasts. Programs are geared towards junior and senior highschool students with focused training in several levels of horsemanship, including Wrangler training for those interested in potentially working as horsemanship staff in the future. Opportunity will also be given to learn about God’s love and to discuss what a relationship with Him could look like.
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Intermediate Horsemanship Checklist:
- I can stop, turn and back up a horse
- I am comfortable on a horse at a walk and jog/trot
- I have done a controlled lope/canter on a horse
- I am comfortable riding a horse outside of an arena
- I can saddle a horse with little to no assistance
- I am comfortable performing basic ground handling tasks such as grooming and leading a horse
Advanced Horsemanship Checklist:
- I am comfortable at all basic gaits on a horse (walk, jog, trot, lope/canter) and can perform these gaits
- I am familiar with the following terminology: Leg yielding, leads, transitions, posting diagonals
- I ride regularly outside of camp and/or am involved in a recreational riding club (4H, lessons, etc.)
- I am comfortable riding horses outside of an arena
WIT also includes practical horsemanship training as well as learning to run our regular camp horse programs and leading/mentoring kids. This is a great program for those who are looking to serve at camp with the horsemanship program as well as in other leadership roles on staff (this includes cabin leading). Horse experience is a requirement (Please contact the office for more information).