Thursday, July 31, 2008

Blazing Saddles

These girls showed their stuff last night! "Blazing Saddles" is our Level 3 horse program and the prerequisite for becoming a WIT (Wrangler In Training). Girls are not just sitting on horses and riding around, but they are learning about the total care of horses (including knowing things like the anatomy in case there is an injury and they need to call a vet and tell him what happened) and the industry as well. Of course, Girl Scouts are great campers, so this camp even includes an overnight trail ride! In the arena, they learn the basics of showmanship, and demonstrate what they have learned to their parents at the end of camp. I brought three Brownies with me who all want to start the horse program next summer. They are PUMPED!
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