Equine Education Offerings

spring break

Join us for a week of fun at the barn while school is out to learn everything you’ve wanted to know about horses and horse care!

Topics include: grooming and bathing, tacking, leading, anatomy, understanding horse behavior, horse breeds, colors and markings, feeding, horse health and veterinary care, horse show preparation, gaits, vaulting on the barrel, crafts, games, activities, and more! Please note, camp will include lots of horse time but will not include mounted instruction.

Horsemanship camp is open to individuals with and without disabilities. Siblings of current Little Bit clients are welcome to attend. 

Date: April 10-14

Time: 9:00-12:00 (ages 5-8), 1:00-4:00 (ages 9+)

Cost: $350

For more information, please stop by the front desk, call (425) 882-1554, or contact jthorson@littlebit.org. 

Sign up for Little Bit's inclusive Spring Break Camp today!

 

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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