July 1 to July 2 (Black Forest, CO; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Campers will study horse anatomy, instincts and breeds while spending lots of time handling horses from the ground up. Positive solutions to horse abuse, neglect, slaughter and wild horse round ups will be explored. The horse in history as part of our American heritage will be taught through games, drama and literature. There will be a grooming contest, prizes and a barn dance! Curriculum is age appropriate. Cost is $75 per camper. Limit of 16 participants. Camp fills quickly. Contact Marion at [email protected] for more info.
July 9 to July 11 (Black Forest, CO; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
The Care and Keeping of Horses Camp (ages 9 and up). This camp is for kids who love horses. Campers will learn to properly care for, feed, exercise and groom horses. Cost and responsibility of horse ownership, anatomy, breeds, instincts, markings and safety around horses will be taught through hands on experiences, games, activities and crafts. Guest speakers include an equine veterinarian, equine dentist and farrier. Curriculum is all age appropriate for campers. Cost is $100 per camper. Limit of 16 participants. This camp fills quickly. Contact Marion at [email protected] for more info.
August 1-2 (Black Forest, CO; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Mini Horse Camp for ages 5 to 8 years old.) This camp is for all young children who love horses and would like to safely learn more about them from miniature horses. Learning includes how to properly groom, braid, halter, walk and lead horses. Campers will learn very basic anatomy, breeds, proper care, feeding and necessary exercise for miniature horses. Activities also include playing horse games, participating in relays, listen to horse literature and join in hands-on horse activities throughout the camp. Campers will learn about the instincts and behaviors of horses and strategies to be safe around them. Miniature horses will be used to celebrate these beautiful, smaller versions of full size horses to teach the respect and long-term care they need and deserve. Campers bring a sack lunch and enjoy the backyard “park” available to use during recess. Cost is $75 per camper; limit of 16 participants. Reserve a space now as they go fast. Contact Marion at [email protected] for more info.
Horse Ownership 101 – This educational event will return again in 2019.
This is a one day, family-oriented learning experience as to the responsibilities involved with horse ownership. Curriculum includes prey-predator and herd relationships and basic behaviors, costs involved, options to owning, some hands-on (grooming).
Contact Marion Nagle for date and time, [email protected]
Horse Camp Feedback
“I wanted to tell you how much Caroline has enjoyed the camp. Yesterday as we were leaving she said, “Oh….I don’t want this to end!”. I was worried at first that she might be bored (because she has taken lessons for several years) or feel like she was too old. Well, she has loved it! Thank you! Please thank all your helpers too!”
– Maura R, CO
“I took camps with the Equine Rescue and loved it! I learned so much about horses and how to ride them. The camp also taught me about preventing horses from becoming slaughtered. I learned how to take care of horses and watched a tape on a horse miracle. I’d love to take another camp and hope to in my future!”
“I just wanted to write to say how much we enjoy the camps and clinics. Amara and Marion do a wonderful job of teaching the young kids about ALL aspects of life-long horse ownership and care, not just the “fun” stuff. The camps and clinics are very informative and age-appropriate with real life demonstrations from the equine vet and farrier. They make the learning so much fun with hands on horse care and horse games, as well as an awesome barn dance and movie viewing with the horses. Definitely enhanced my daughter’s love of horses and knowledge of what to expect when she got her own horse.”
– Jodie and Keira B., Colo. Spgs.
“Just wanted to thank you for today!! The horse ownership camp was extremely informative and well put together! We learned a lot and are looking forward to owning our own horses one day!! ”
– Becky, Brooke, & Hannah
“We had such a remarkable time today! The kids learned a lot and had a great time doing it! Thank you, thank you!”
– K. Gengler, CO