Scouts

Bring your Troop to learn about horses and horseback riding and to earn badges!!!

Specially priced for groups.

scouts_100_0714All riders must have a signed Redgate Release Form on record with us before riding!

We have hosted many successful Girl Scout outings to earn horse-related badges! We can accommodate from 5 to 16 scouts for a fun day. Most outings are from 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours long, and can include non-mounted topics with pony ride from $20 each scout to a summer-camp-like lesson including grooming, tacking, safety, careers, parts-of-the-horse, and each rider having a lesson with their own horse from $55 each. Contact us for more information on options and prices. Possibility to host more than 20 scouts, but call for details.

Horse Fan Badge

  • Takes minimum of 1 hour – 1 1/2 hours to complete badge requirements.
  • We begin with an orientation and tour of the stable, reviewing safety rules and discussing what is involved in the care of a horse. This includes an overview of the horses’ food (hay, grass, grain, treats), and horse maintenance. Horse maintenance includes stall cleaning, grooming, exercising, training, blanketing, fly control, veterinary care, dental care, farrier care.
  • We also review some horse careers like barn manager, trainer, and riding instructor.
  • We will review grooming a horse in preparation for riding, using the proper tools. Learn to be safe and confident around horses.
  • An overview of safe riding clothes and equipment will be given, including the saddle and bridle, and how to maintain them. Watch the horse being saddled and bridled.
  • We end with a pony ride for each scout, and sing “Home on the Range”.

At the end, we will review opportunities for lessons, camps, and to invitation to come and watch a show!

The cost of this program is $20.00 per scout.

scoutsHorse Fan/Rider Badge

Takes 2 hours to complete badge requirements.

  • We begin with an orientation and tour of the stable, reviewing safety rules and discussing what is involved in the care of a horse. This includes an overview of the horses’ food (hay, grass, grain, treats), and horse maintenance. Horse maintenance includes stall cleaning, grooming, exercising, training, blanketing, fly control, veterinary care, dental care, farrier care. Common ailments (colic and lameness) will be covered.
  • We also review some horse careers like barn manager, trainer, and riding instructor.
  • Each child will have an opportunity to learn to groom a horse in preparation for riding, using the proper tools. Learn the parts of the horse (anatomy) as we groom the horse. Learn to be safe and confident around horses.
  • An overview of safe riding clothes and equipment will be given, including a review of our saddle and bridle, and how to maintain them. Watch the horse being saddled and bridled. Some scouts may be able to assist with the tacking of the horse.
  • Each rider will be assisted in leading, mounting, adjusting stirrups, and learning the basics of position, starting, stopping, and turning in our riding ring. A group riding lesson will allow the scouts to experience walking, circling, halting, reversing direction, and trotting (with help). Then we will proceed on a short trail ride.
  • Scouts will learn to dismount and take care of their mounts after riding.

The cost of this program is $55.00 per scout.

Boy Scouts

Please call for information on bringing your scout troop and merit badge requirements.

scouts3_100_0814Scheduling

Scout programs are typically scheduled on Saturday afternoons, from 1:00-3:00, or 3:00-5:00, 5:00-7:00 or Sundays 4:00-6:00. After school times may also be available, especially on Wednesdays. Please contact us to reserve your date. Troops really enjoy the program and some return to visit us just for fun! Please send $100 booking deposit once your date/time is set.

Available dates/times:

After summer camp days from 1-3 pm on any weekday when we have camp. We are well-staffed at this time and can handle any size group. Also available some Saturdays 5-7 pm or 7-9 pm.

Other dates may be possible, please call to discuss.