Sunday, November 29, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Dou"B"le J Farm will offer Summer Day Camps that will teach kids to ride and care for horses.
FUN AND ADVENTURE
Dou"B"le J Farm provides a comprehensive riding and care program including:
- Basic Anatomy and Breed Characteristics
- Riding Lessons (Western)
- Grooming, Tools and Instruction
- Tack & Equipment Instruction & Care
- Leading, Walking & Handling
- Rules for Safety
- Barn chores
- Staying Safe On or Off the Horse
- Care & Feeding
OUR GOAL~TO SHARE A UNIQUE HORSE CAMP EXPERIENCE
Four days of absolute fun in a safe, wholesome and supportive environment where campers experience adventure while building character and confidence. The instruction and activities at this camp will challenge and improve each campers riding skills. Lessons emphasize communication using the four natural aids to control the horse. We focus on developing the proper body alignment, balance, independent seat in each rider. Fully supervised, individual attention and foremost of all, safety is foundational, where we aim to produce competent riders who appreciate and practice with intelligence and competence, all aspects of sound horsemanship. Campers will learn through fun and meet new friends! We believe that horses are good for people and if properly educated, people can be good for horses! We find that lessons learned working with horses help develop skills that last a lifetime.
For the seriously "horse crazy", we highly recommend two or more sessions. Subsequent lessons will foster a closer union between horse and handler. The first week of camp is very active in their learning stages of new things, with goals that are designed for each class that builds on one another. This gives the student self confidence in accomplishment with every lesson and a greater sense of responsibility.
What Each Camper Will Need To Bring:
- Sunscreen (Please apply before drop - off)
- Lunch (A small cooler is fine)
- Drinks (At least 2)
- Closed toed shoes (Boots with a heel preferred)
- Change of clothes (Younger Campers - recommended)
- Riding Helmet
SUMMER DAY CAMPS:
June 7 - 10, 2010
August 16 - 19, 2010
Drop your camper off each day at 9:00 and pick up at 4:00 for a week of horse adventure. If you need your camper to stay a little longer in the afternoon, we will be glad to work something out. Each day includes mounted lessons, information on horsemanship safety, horse related crafts and activities, as well as an introduction to the wholesome farm life. Campers participate with pride in the routine hands on care and handling of horses and find out what it really means to own a horse.
Cost is $250 per rider with a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold child’s place (credited towards the camp fee). Mail the completed registration form or call Judy at (205) 792-4940. It is our genuine hope that our campers will become life-long horse enthusiasts with memories that last a lifetime.
Completed registration form can be mailed to:
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Registering for CampTo sign up for Young Riders Camp, print and fill out the camp registration form and mail it to the address listed on the form.
Dates and Costs
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About Young Rider Camps
register for as many of the Fall day camps as they want. Even though Fall and Winter camp is only one day each camper will get time on the horse with an instructor. See the "Camp Activities" section below for a full list of other activities offered during this camp.
Camp ActivitiesEach rider learns basic horse care skills, such as grooming, hoof cleaning, tack care, barn chores, and how to maintain the well being of horses. Each child will ride and will receive individual attention while riding. The emphasis of this camp is on safety and respect for the horse and his care. Since the campers are young, the riding is taught by an experienced instructor with riders on the horse one at a time. The instructor stays with the child while on the horse and helps them maintain proper position while guiding the horse. The 30 minute riding time is shared by the group. 10-15 campers are enrolled in each session. Campers are organized into groups of 5-7 and rotate through four 30 minute stations:
- Horse chores
- Craft activity teaching horse care
EquipmentCamp participants will please wear the following:
- Long pants
- Sturdy boots (no sneakers)
- Riding helmet
More Registration DetailsDownload, print, and fill out the registration form. Check which camp session(s) you would like to attend, fill in the student information, sign and date the release, and attach a check payable to Judy Johnson for the amount shown above for your camp(s). You are not officially registered and your spot is not reserved until your form and check are received by Dou"B"le J Farm. Your canceled check is your receipt. No refunds or credits.
For more information
Please email or call 205-792-4940
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Horsemanship builds confidence and is offered to horse lovers of all skill levels. Covered topics include safety, grooming, saddling, bridling, mounting and dismounting, proper handling and daily care. Learn about our horse facility and careers that are associated with horses, safe and proper clothing for horseback riding, and how to properly locate and identify the principal body parts of a horse. A Liability Release Form will have to be completed and signed for each participant.
The Horse Fan Lesson is a total of 3 hours. The first hour and 15 mins. is an overview of the topics mentioned above. Next, your group will have the opportunity to ride a horse or pony for 45 mins. (led on a lead line) This 3 hour session is $25.00 per person for groups of 10-20.
The Horseback Rider Lesson is a total of 3 hours. The first hour covers grooming, saddling, bridling. The second hour includes instruction on proper mounting and dismounting and how to effectively communicate to your horse during a mounted riding lesson (not on a lead line). The last hour is the riding (not on a lead line). It is recommended that students participate in two mounted riding sessions in order to learn how to exhibit these skills independently. This 3 hour session is $30.00 per person for groups of 8. Larger groups will have separate riding times.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Well we lost another animal this week.
"Pete" one of our mule team, died on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.