In the morning, we offer Horsemanship classes. These classes vary from morning to morning, but all provide campers with the ability to learn how to safely handle horses, and learn about their care. Classes in the past have included Horse Judging, Bathing, Tack Identification, Grooming and Saddling, and Anatomy. No matter what topic, students have the chance to handle horses and every class provides the horses with fresh water and hay. Horsemanship classes do not involve riding. Because we don’t ride the horses in Horsemanship, you may wear shorts or pants, but must wear clothes toed shoes like sneakers or boots.
Trail Riding (afternoon only) allows campers to see Oswegatchie on horseback. For three blocks in the afternoon (including free time!) students can go on horseback rides lead by the OEC staff. On sign up day campers are paired with horses who fit their experience level, to give campers the best experience. We ride in rain or shine! Since Oswegatchie has a limited number of horses, this activity fills up very fast on Registration Day! If during sign ups you don’t get a spot on a trail ride, stop in during your free time to see if a spot has opened up!
See you at the barn!
Horse Director 2010-2012