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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

 

Summer campers enjoy a wide variety of activities according to their riding level. Every camper will have two opportunities during their week at Camp Cullen to participate in horseback riding. They will 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. Campers also learn to groom, saddle, lead, identify body parts and colors, and care for horses.

For campers ages 10 and up, our horsemanship specialty track offers additional time to enjoy the horses alongside campers with similar riding abilities. Participants will be assigned their own horse for the week to practice new skills that extend beyond the main program.

*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. Boots are strongly encouraged and required for specialty track participants. If you have questions about appropriate footware, please contact our equestrian director, Kelly at Kelly.lovell@ymcahouston.org. Camp has a limited supply of boots for campers that cannot afford to purchase their own, but we want to make sure we have the size your child needs.

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