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Education is a big part of what we do!  Compassionate Horse Care, ground work, liberty, and working on riding w confidence. We have a once a month adult class that is a 5 hour comprehensive class- everything else is kids

Scroll down for class offerings and to register!


ADULT AND CHILDREN’S EQUINE EDUCATION
Ex Racehorses and kids Educational Program. How can we help these injured horses heal and provide a wonderful educational opportunity for our local community? See below!
We have been featured by the Naples Daily News, ABC, Fox4, NBC2, WINK and many other local media outlets!

We take in injured racehorses, mainly from Gulfstream Park, but also local horses that are in need when we can.  Thru our volunteer group, we rehabilitate the ex racehorses and look to place them in local homes with loving families. These same volunteers run our kids programing!

Something very unique that we do is pair these racehorses w the kids in our programs, to help them transition.  The kids learn all about taking care of them, helping them heal, learning to ride again, and see them come full circle when they adopt out from our program.  The program teaching the kids all about horsemanship skills, but also self-confidence, courage, empathy, and focus, so many life skills.  They learn to really care for others.

You can purchase something for yourself or as a gift for someone else.  All funds go to support our mission of racehorse rehabilitation, retraining,  rehoming and public education.  

Class recommendations for kids- here is a symopsis – to register scroll all the way down to the options for more details w prices and click the Payment button
Child is 7 and older – Full Day Camp (boys and girls) – come check it out, this does not require an ongoing commitment. Collier County Schools- when they are off, we generally offer a 5 hour Intro to Riding course, are a great choice! These are fun, very interactive groups and the parents are literally dragging their kids away when its time to go.  
Girls Sat at the Rescue – Every Sat, 9-noon and learn all that is horse. Riding, grooming, tacking, washing, feeding and care, ground work, liberty, showmanship, its a complete package. A financial and a time commitment though- currently $250 per month. If you would like to try you can come once for $60 and then make a decision. Prepaid only – no showing up w out being registered, we have limited spaces. Small class size, and lots of personal attention

Week long summer camp – also a good option, 7 and older total immersion
We usually also offer camps during school holidays over winter and spring break
Article from the Naples Daily News on our Girls Back to School and Summer camps

Child is under 6  (boys and girls)

Check out the Mom and Kids (Mom and Me class)  This offers safety and horse education w a short ride.  
Wee Ones Program – super low cost program designed for the little littles.   Really just spending some time w the horses and getting comfortable with them.  An hour long, offered a few times a year

All of our Adult and 14 and under classes are horsemanship classes using retired racehorses. While we do ride and teach riding, that is only one component of any of our programs.  They learn from the ground up about so many things.   If you are attending a class or program (like camp) you need to actually register with payment, scroll down the page until you find your class.  Clicking on the Event in FB does not register you for a class. 

Adult Riding and Horsemanship lesson

A 5 hour in depth course to get you started. Maybe you have never ridden, or maybe its been a while, but either way this a full day of learning and being with horses. Offered once a month, generally the first Sat 9-2pm. Check w us on our next date!

$100.00

Wed After School

Similar to our Sat program, This ongoing program, meets every Wed after school 4:30-dark From the very basic of safe handling, grooming and caring for along w riding we have liberty work, showmanship classes and theme days all within the context of this class

$250.00

Dec 26-30th 2022 Kids week at the rescue

A week at the rescue. Learn about horse care and riding. Crafts and games. Learn all about ex racehorses and how to help with their rehab! Proceeds go to help the horses. We are all volunteer! Hours 9-2 Ages 7 and up! Cost $400.00 Dec 26-30th Learning and fun. Grooming, handling, tacking, riding, learning about rehab, sometimes we have a visit w the farrier or vet when time allows. Kids will also learn about feeding and nutrition, mucking, and in general care of horses. They will learn about round pen work, assessing a horse, riding, and have structured learning with plenty of fun as well. Helmets and safety vests are mandatory while riding and are provided. Proceeds go to help the horses waiting for homes.

$400.00

3 Day Hoiday w the Horses Dec 19-21

When we have a shortened camp week – this is where to register! See Week at the Rescue for description – this is the same, just three days instead of 5 days Hours are 9-2pm and ages are 7 and up. Riding helmets and vests are provided, kids bring water and packed lunch

$225.00

Homeschool 5 Week Program starting Jan 4th 2023

Meet once a week for 5 weeks Each session is 2 hours No experience needed $150 per child. Sibling price $120. Message us your email to register if you have more than one student (we can’t apply the discount here) we will send you a virtual invoice. If you have one student, use the button below! Ages 6 and up Dates Jan 4,12,18,25th and Feb 1st. Min students 4. Max students 8. We work hard. Learn a lot. Have fun. Support each other.

$150.00

Homeschool 5 Week Program starting Jan 4th 2023

Meet once a week for 5 weeks Each session is 2 hours No experience needed $150 per child. Sibling price $120. Message us your email to register if you have more than one student (we can’t apply the discount here) we will send you a virtual invoice. If you have one student, use the button below! Ages 6 and up Dates Jan 4,12,18,25th and Feb 1st. Min students 4. Max students 8. We work hard. Learn a lot. Have fun. Support each other.

$150.00

Intro to Riding KIDS -5 hour group lesson This can also be used to register for 1 day of Camp

Dates available (spring dates will be added soon) Sept 26th, Oct 5th, Jan 2nd Horseback riding for beginners – – Learn the basics of riding, in this informative class! Whats covered Safety first! How to prepare the horse and yourself for riding Mounting and dismounting Forward walk, turning, and whoa! Ending your ride on a positive note Care for the horse This is a great place to start your riding education! 9-2pm $100 for the group lesson.

$100.00

Mom and Me

Great for the 8 year old kids and under, come with mom, dad or other relative. Learn about horses and get a ride! $60 includes one child and one adult! This is a 2 hour class

$60.00

Horses for Homeschoolers

Our class for our homeschooling horse loving kids! Learn about care and feeding and cleaning, and of course Riding the horse! Ages 6 and up. Two hour class. Next class is Oct 5th 1-3pm send us an email or check FB for a scheduled class.

$40.00

Intro to Riding- Kids 3 hour group lesson

Horseback riding for beginners – (3 hour group lesson) – Learn the basics of riding, in this informative class! Whats covered Safety first! How to prepare the horse and yourself for riding Mounting and dismounting Forward walk, turning, and whoa! Ending your ride on a positive note Care for the horse This is a great place to start your riding education!

$75.00

Want to work in the Horse Industry? (ADULTS)

This two day class provides basic skills for working in the horse industry! Looking for a job? Looking to increase your horse education? This two day course is the entry way to our 5 day intensive horse care course in April Horse handling – how to catch, halter, lead, go thru gates and turn out procedures Mucking- types of shavings, how to muck quickly but efficiently Nutrition and feeding protocols Tie, groom and bath a horse (learn quick release knots, cross ties, ground tie) Tack – the basics Colic – how to spot it and what to do Lameness- spot the first signs of lameness Hoof Abcesses- how to spot and treat Time Management – learn how to accomplish your tasks Getting a job – How to find one, and what questions should you ask of your potential employer? What benefits do they provide? Lessons, on site living quarters, exchange for riding or board of a horse? Are you looking for full or part time? This course will help you bring much needed knowledge! Cost $100 for the two days, bring a packed lunch and a refillable water bottle. Sat/Sunday Jan 15-16th Appropriate for ages 16 and up. This class is a prerequisite for our week long Immersion class on Getting a job in the horse industry

$100.00

Immersion Week – Working in the Horse Industry

A week long Immersion into the basics of working in the horse industry Basic Care Feeding and Nutrition Grooming Lameness Issues Preventing and Treating Colic Turn out- basic and adding a new horse to the herd Wound Care Proper Tack and Saddle Fit Hooking up a trailer Loading/unloading horses Abcess – what causes them, how to treat including soaking and wrapping Skin Issues Behavioral issues Knowing how to prepare for a farrier or vet visit We will have respected individuals from the horse industry speaking on career paths For those who successfully pass the course, we will help you make connections to local jobs and further courses to advance your career path!

$400.00

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