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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

 

Every camper at Camp Cullen will have the opportunity to choose to visit the Equestrian Center during each of their land activity times. Campers who come to the Equestrian Center will enjoy a wide variety of activities according to the experience level they have achieved.

During an hour and a half session at the barn, they will spend 45 minutes in a ground lesson and have 45 minutes of riding time. During their ground lesson, campers will learn to groom, saddle, lead, identify body parts and colors, and care for horses. During their riding time they can relax out on the trail, show off their skills by completing patterns in the arena and compete in relay races and silly games with their horse partners.

*All riders are required to wear camp-provided helmets, as well as their own long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes with a smooth sole. Helmets will be sanitized between each use.

Boots are strongly encouraged for main camp and required for Equestrian Camp participants. Camp has a limited supply of boots for campers to borrow- please let us know your camper’s size in advance if they will need to borrow a pair.

If you have questions about appropriate footwear, please contact our Equestrian Director, Kelly, at Kelly.Agorichas@ymcahouston.org.

It’s an opportunity to make new friends, to have a break from technology. It’s the first real chance I’ve had to be responsible and independent.

Morgan E., 13