Campers begin their skill by getting familiar with the horses in the arena. This controlled environment exposes the campers to basic techniques in Western riding. They will learn the skills necessary to communicate with a large animal through small gestures and movements. They also will build their skills to take part in trail rides. Our well trained, certified staff goes to great lengths to increase the campers' comfort level with the horses and their riding abilities. One of the primary aspects of the horseback program is that we familiarize campers with the horse as an animal to be respected and cared for. Campers help with feeding and grooming of the horse during specially designated times.