Adahi Horseback Program
Daisies – Brownies
$7 per girl
Min. 8/ Max. 16
Girls will learn how to be safe around horses, common horse terminology, what horses eat, how to feed a horse a treat, and will ride a horse/ pony while being led. Will meet most of the requirements for the Pony Party Patch. Contact Camp Adahi Registrar to make reservation.
Juniors and up
$20 per girl
Min. 8/ Max. 16
Girls will learn safety around horses, how to groom and tack a horse, and other horse knowledge lessons based on age and skill level. Girls will ride independently in the arena and possibly on a trail ride (determined by the group’s ability.) This program is progressive. Troops riding horses multiple times will be allowed to progress as rapidly as their ability allows. Learning to trot and canter in the arena and to ride on longer, more difficult trail rides will be available. Girls will work on the Horse Lover and Saddle Up patches. Contact Camp Adahi Registrar to make reservation.
Weekly Horseback Riding Lessons
Daisies and up
$30 per girl
Min. 1/Max. 5
45 minutes- 1 ½ hours based on number of riders in group
Girls will attend weekly horseback riding lessons. Riding lesson groups will be assigned based on age, ability, and interest. Girls will learn how to groom and tack their horse independently. Riding in the arena will focus on proper position and applying technical theory to ride horses. Girls may choose to ride English, western, or a combination of the two seats. Lessons will be scheduled to begin September 2 and end May 15 with breaks for holidays. Contact Camp Adahi Registrar for horseback riding lesson registration form.
Camp Adahi Horseback Patch Requirements
Pony Party Patch
All requirements will be met in one Pony Party horseback riding session:
- Learn 5 rules regarding how to be safe around horses.
- Learn about horse behavior and instinct. How does a horse see? How do horses protect themselves?
- Learn what the following words mean: gelding, mare, pony, foal, filly, colt, and breed.
- Learn what horses eat and how to safely feed a horse a treat.
- Learn how to groom a horse.
- Ride a horse while someone is leading it.
Horse Lover Patch
Most requirements, but not all will be met in one horseback riding session:
- Learn five safety rules regarding being safe around horses.
- Learn about horse behavior and instincts.
- Learn about three breeds of horses- what they look like, what are they used for, size, and history.
- Learn how to groom and tack (saddle and bridle) a horse.
- Learn to identify horse colors and describe their markings.
- Learn basic parts of the horse.
- Learn about what a horse eats.
- Learn about stable management.
- Be able to mount and dismount a horse.
- Be able to control the horse (walk, stop, and turn) at a walk in the arena.
- Be able to control the horse on a short trail ride.
Saddle Up Patch
Cadette- Senior- Ambassador
Requires more than one horseback riding session:
- Complete the Horse Lover Patch.
- Be able to groom and tack your own horse.
- Learn parts of the horse.
- Learn about horse health care, lameness, and illness.
- Learn about proper hoof care- trimming and shoeing.
- Be able to control the horse at a walk and trot in the arena.
- Be able to control the horse on a trail ride over rugged terrain.