Youth Summer Program 2022

Our youth summer program is back! We have limited spaces, so book your slot as soon as possible. July 11, 12, 13, and 14 9am to 11am each day $200 per day or $700 for all four days Students must be at least 5 years old by the first day of camp. Payment is due…

Much fun in Youth Summer Program

Our Youth Summer Program includes a variety of fun activities, on and off the horses. Here are a few pictures from this week’s camp. We’re halfway through the youth summer program — only three sessions left! Mondays July 12, 19, and 26. Learn more on the Youth Summer Program page. Contact us to reserve your…

Youth Summer Program 2021

Erin and Lisa are teaming up to provide an awesome horse camp experience this year! There will be a mix of riding and non-riding activities, using both arenas and the entire ranch property, and it’s going to be a lot of fun. This is horse camp, not horse homework, after all. (Of course, our students…

No ropes? No problem!

Pat Parelli says that when you take off the halter and lead, what remains is the truth. “Liberty” is the practice of engaging with horses without the aid of ropes or halters. If your horse decides they don’t want to be with you, well, you can’t make them do it. You have to learn to…

Slide Show: Agility and Rally competition

One thing we loved about the day is how many smiles we saw, and how everyone put their horses first rather than get overly focused on completing a task. That is why students can earn up to 10 points per task for horsemanship, compared to up to 5 points for completing the task. Horsemanship —…

Youth learn trail skills with the buddy system [video]

You’ll often see our students riding with a buddy, especially on their first rides out of the arena. A little ground support goes a long way toward helping riders (and horses) build confidence. Plus, it’s just fun to take a herd hike around the ranch.

Youth field trip to the trail

Our youth students have put a lot of dedication and effort into developing their horsemanship this year. They put it to the test on the trail and everyone did great! They learned how to prepare their horses emotionally, physically, and mentally for the trail. They learned how to pack the trailer with all of the…

Youth students help youth horse build confidence

This month’s Horsemanship Club included helping Toby build his confidence in his environment. Toby is a Welsh pony cross, not quite two years old, with much to experience in the world. Toby’s owner Tammy brought him out to meet the youth students on Horsemanship Club day. Then the students got into a line and walked, skipped,…

Video: Youth horsemanship demo

Six of our youth students collaborated in a horsemanship demo at our Open House in September. Each student-and-equine pair showcased the power of communication and partnership as they played with obstacles and performed various patterns. You’ll see quite a range of activities in the video — circus pedestals, weave patterns, jumping over barrels (look at…

Youth Natural Horsemanship Summer Program Schedule 2017

Mark your calendars and reserve your space now for the Youth Natural Horsemanship Summer Program — hands-on horsemanship for ages 5 to 15. Contact Lisa Murphy at 530-263-1878 or twequine@gmail.com to register. Our program emphasizes safety and fun in all aspects of playing with horses and handling horses day-to-day. Each day includes a variety of activities and…

Youth program Horsemanship Club

The Horsemanship Club meets once a month at the ranch to participate in special activities. In November, the group gave all of the lesson horses and ponies a good bath — the weather was warm and the horses were dirty, so it was a perfect opportunity to play with water. And suds. Lots and lots of…

Students learn cooperation, communication, and leadership at Youth Camp

Photos from last week’s youth camp! The students think they are learning how to stay safe and have fun with horses — and they are. But they are also practicing important life skills like cooperation, communication, empathy, leadership, and problem-solving. We played with the ponies on the obstacle course, learned how to identify different horses in the…