Stop stalling, use your horse sense, and learn how to saddle up when Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek offers its annual Summer Horse Camp, now under way through August 16. (There is no camp July 2-5.) The program, for ages 9 through 16, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
Each four-day session includes daily riding instruction, weather permitting. Instruction also includes: breeds and colors; anatomy of the horse; appropriate riding equipment, tack, and general care of the horse in the show ring and on the trails; nutrition and feeding; and routine, preventive, and therapeutic maintenance. Other activities include videos, indoor/outdoor games, and farm activities.
Registration goes on for as long as openings are available. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended. Fees must be paid and a release and waiver of liability signed at registration. The fee is $300 per session. Children must provide their own lunches and refreshments. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Participants should also bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel.
Tradewinds Park Stables, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek 33073, 954-357-8720
Mondays-Thursdays, June 11-August 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
For ages 9-16.
Fee: $300/four-day session. Preregistration is required.
For more information, call the park’s stables at 954-357-8720.