Equine Education Offerings

The Horse Course

Sign up today to learn more about how to handle and care for horses: contact jthorson@littlebit.org

This class promotes confidence, body and behavioral awareness, following directions, sequencing and problem solving around horses, as well as focusing on establishing an animal and human bond. 

Length:            1-hour a week for four weeks. 

Participants:    Up to four people per class

Experience:     No horse experience is necessary 

Abilities:          All abilities welcome 

Cost:                $200

Topics will be selected from the following list based on participant interest and ability:

  • History of the Horse: evolution, breeds, colors, markings
  • Herd Behavior: hierarchy, communication methods
  • Confirmation: height and weight, parts of the horse, movement and analysis
  • Horse Care: grooming, bathing, clipping, mane pulling, braiding
  • Leading: leading techniques through obstacle courses, showmanship
  • Tack and Equipment: parts of the saddle and bridle, bits, pads, adaptive equipment, cleaning, saddle fitting
  • Lunging

Horse Care and Barn Management

Sign up to learn about what goes on behind the scenes every day in the barn: contact jthorson@littlebit.org

Enjoy half a day learning what it takes to keep horses happy and healthy in a barn. This class promotes critical thinking, safety awareness, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, self-esteem, exercise and the satisfaction of caring for horses. 

Length:            3-hours (one-time)

Participants:    Up to four people per class

Experience:     No horse experience is necessary 

Abilities:          All abilities welcome 

Cost:                $100

Topics will be selected from the following list based on participant interest and ability:

  • Routine Vet Care: bandaging, vital statistics, signs of health and illness
  • Safety Hazards: horses, weather, environment, animals, people
  • Emergency Procedures: horse and environment, first-aid
  • Nutrition: feed, water, supplements
  • Paddock and Stall Cleaning: old hay, manure, standing water, dirty bedding, rocks
  • Barn Maintenance: safety checking stalls and paddocks
  • Farrier and hoof care
 

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