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2019 Equine Adventure Program

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4111 Green Mile Dr

4111 Green Mile Drive

Laporte, CO 80535

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The heart of our Equine Adventure Program is to provide a space for kids to just be a kid! Our open 35 acres provide a place for kids and horses alike to romp, run, buck, and play in a way that only they know best. Our Equine Adventure Program is geared towards kiddos from ages 5 through 12.

This program we offer to the community for free. However, donations are always appreciated. The program costs about $400 per kid but any amount helps us continue to care for our horses and offer youth programs. The 2019 Equine Adventure Program will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 11:00am from June 4th to June 27th. We have limited spots so sign up early before we are full!

Each session includes a hands-on horse interaction, a craft, a themed game, and lots of fun on our 35 acre ranch! Below is an overview of our 4 week curriculum.

Week 1: Love

Out here on the ranch, we love our horses! This session will focus on showing love to our horses and ways they show love to each other and to us. We will learn about communicating with horses in ways they can understand. We will use our horse time to learn to “speak” our horses language and learn some basic safety for interacting with our horses, make a horse handprint craft, and play a fun tag game.

Week 2: Patience and Courage

When you are a horse, there is a lot to be scared of!! This session will focus on how we can help our horses to trust us and increase their confidence. Just like them, we have some scary stuff we have to face in our lives too. We will talk about how patience and courage and having people we can trust will help us overcome our fears too. We will use our horse time to find the inner superhero in our horses, and have them use their super powers on an obstacle course. Our craft is a bracelet with a reminder to us to have courage and we will also practice patience and courage in our game time with water balloons!

Week 3: Peace

Life is hard, but here at the ranch with our horses we can find peace. We will learn about being a peacemaker, and why that is important for horses as well as for people. Our game will focus on skills needing for being a peacemaker and for our craft we will create a peaceful wind chime and take home a little piece of the ranch. We will focus our horse time on the bond between us and our horse and the peaceful feeling we can have while riding.

Week 4: Joy

We will talk about how when all of the things we have learned in the past weeks come together, we can have a joyful life. Joy is not the same as feeling happy, things don’t have to be going good in order to experience Joy! We get to have joy from the expectation of great and awesome things that are coming; like riding horses, summer vacations, spending time with our families, birthday celebrations or celebrating holidays. We will focus on the things that are coming up that bring us joy, and we will focus our horse time on en-joy-ing riding horses!! Our final craft is a horseshoe picture frame complete with a photo from the ranch!

FAQs

Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Age range is 5-12 years old. The average age of most kiddos is 8 yrs old.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

After turning onto Green Mile Rd, a quarter mile in take the left dirt fork to stay on Green Mile Road. You will reach a white gate. Please park on the LEFT side of the gate. There is a man-gate on the right side for you and your kids to walk through and up the driveway towards the barn.

What can I bring into the event?

Apply sunscreen and bug spray on your child before coming to horse camp.


IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS:

Physical requirement: Walking on dirt/gravel roads.

Close toed shoes

Hat

Jeans/Long durable pants

Long Sleeve shirt

Light Jacket

You will be exposed to hay, dust, dirt, horse hair, wind, water...etc. Be aware of allergens if your child has environmental allergies.

Expect to have fun and get ranch dirty!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Krista at Charisyouthranch@gmail.com

Snack and Water will be provided, if your child has food allergies please send a snack with them that they can eat during snack time.

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