Our Jr. Ranch Hand Program gives kids a hands-on and in-depth look at how to care for horses and small farm animals. They will walk away from this program having a good grasp on responsibility, what a good work ethic looks like, teamwork, self-awareness, and a sense of accomplishment. Kids will also enjoy an hour riding lesson at the end of the day!
The course runs from 9am to 2pm, 1 day a week for 4 weeks. For ages 10+. Limit 4 students per group. No make-up days or refunds for missed classes.
We offer this program Tuesdays and Thursdays from April through August. For September and October, we offered the program on Thursdays. We pause for the coldest months November through March.
Prerequisite: Must complete a level Intro & Zero and be a Level 1 or higher in our lesson program.
9am: Drop off time | Team huddle | Getting prepared for the day.
9:15am: Feed some horses breakfast, clean up after feeding, water the horses, restock grain bins, and tidy up around the farm.
10am: Small Animal Care (Rabbits, Cats, Dogs, Goats, Sheep, Tortoise, Chickens, and a Miniature Horse).
11am: Chore Time: Learning to mend fences, horse care, and farm care.
11:30am: Muck the horse's stalls and paddocks.
Noon: Lunch Time.
12:30pm: Odds and ends around the farm
12:45pm: Tidy up & prepare for a lesson
1pm: Riding lesson.
2pm: Pick-up time.
October: Thursdays | October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
April: Tuesdays | April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
April: Thursdays | April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
May: Tuesdays | May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
May: Thursdays | May 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
June: Tuesdays | June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
June: Thursdays | June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
July: Tuesdays | July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
July: Thursdays | July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st
August: Tuesdays | August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
August: Thursdays | August 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
September: Thursdays | September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
October: Thursdays | October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
$350 | A $150 non-refundable deposit is due to hold a slot. The remaining $200 is due on the first day.
•Lunch (we have a fridge and microwave).
•Bag with a change of clothes. Farm work can be messy.
•Must wear jeans, pants, or leggings. NO shorts or crop tops.
•Muck boots (or boots / shoes that can get wet and dirty).
•Summer: Bug Spray & Sunscreen
•Please have your child dress weather appropriate and bring extra layers in the Fall and Spring for brisk mornings.
•Waiver (you can print and fill out or fill one out at drop off on the first day).
•Riding Helmet (if you don’t have one we have several).