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 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 coming late Spring).
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.
April #1: Tuesdays | April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
April #2: Thursdays | April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
May #1: Tuesdays | May 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
May #2: Thursdays | May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
June #1: Tuesdays | June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
June #2: Thursdays | June 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
July #1: Tuesdays | July 5th*, 11th, 18th, and 25th
(*7/5 is a Wednesday due to Tuesday 7/4 being a holiday)
July #2: Thursdays | July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
August #1: Tuesdays | August t 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
August #2: Thursdays | August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
September: Thursdays | September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
October: Thursdays | October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
$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.
•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).
9204 Valley View Dr. Fenton, MI 48430
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