Alex is back April 3 & 4 for another great jumping clinic!
March Break Rider Level 3, 4 & 5 Prep
March 17, 2021
Three days! Stable management participants will be introduced to the following skills:
– Disassemble and assemble a snaffle bridle and “put it up” in a figure of eight.
– Parts of the hoof, characteristics of a healthy hoof/newly shod hoof, hoof issues.
– Types of blankets, put on/remove blanket with leg/belly straps, put away properly.
–. Stable design incl. safety and comfort considerations, size, floor types, ventilation etc.
– Types of bits (and uses), in depth discussion on types or equipment/tack & care.
- Trimming a horse, preparing a mane properly, daily care of manes/tails.
- Health: temperature, pulse, respiration, capillary refill, teeth, skin conditions, lameness
- Rein aids, phases of a jump, leading a horse for line classes, lunging
Proper cool down techniques, how to safely tie up a hay net, barn safety rules, measuring a horse, nutrition, and more!
Campers will assist barn staff with the feeding and care of our horses each day, participate in daily stable management classes and group riding lessons (grouped according to level).
Stable management topics will include: horse handling and safety, parts of the horse, colors & markings, nutrition, grooming (including names of tools and reasons for use), tacking up, parts and care of equipment, terminology and other horsemanship skills.
Jan. 31 - Groundwork and Correct Lunging
Feb. 7 - Wraps/bandaging
Feb 14 - First Aid
Feb 21 - Horse Show Prep
Feb 28 - Braiding
March 7 - Groundwork and Correct Lunging - YES AGAIN - it's that important!
$100 + HST ($115) or $20 + HST ($23) for individual sessions
March Break Goals, Growth and Goats!
March 26, 2018
We're back for another farm fun adventure, but with a new year underway, we are adding fun activities for growth and goal setting.
Expand your relationship with horses - Jr. version!
December 4, 2017
Want to broaden your horse experience? Join us for an afternoon of ground handling techniques, including "join up" activities, desensitizing games, and other natural horsemanship approaches.
Working with horses on the ground not only provides insight into the nature of horses, but helps improve your understanding, and your horse's understanding of techniques you are asking under saddle.
Bring your own horse or use one of Storybook's and join us for an afternoon of fun and horse games! Space limited to max. of 6 participants per session.
Ages 8-11 - Saturday Dec. 4th - 1:30 - 4:00p.m. - $30 + GST
Pony Rides and Farm Tours!
June 1, 2017
Farm is open to the public Sunday afternoons for the season! Doors open at 12 noon; Guided farm tours take place at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30; pony rides take place indoors between 1 - 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Admission is $5; pony rides $6. Season passes available! Follow us on Facebook for more info!
Come meet our farm friends! Horses, goats, sheep, hens, pigs, cow, donkey, lama, turkeys, rooster and more! Take a pony ride, visit the critter pens, walk the interpretive trail, enjoy a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and more! 12 noon - 3 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled, quality bonding day at our first ever Mother-Daughter 'Girl Power' Workshop. We will use movement, creativity, exercises with the horses, team building and a few surprises to inspire discussion and insights about leadership, confidence and courage.