A Week at Horse Camp

Avian’s first week of summer vacation began with Horse Camp at Piping Rock Equestrian Center, in Truckee, California.

Love
Love

The program, which went from 1:00-5:00pm each day, teaches kids aged 8-14 the responsibility and work that goes along with horse ownership through cleaning stalls, grooming, and feeding the horses.

Avian leading Byrd into the stables.
Avian leading Byrd into the stables.

They also taught the kids how to understand and handle horses safely and humanely, and taught proper technique for mounted skills. On Friday afternoon, the kids put on a wonderful demonstration for the families.

Avian and Byrd
Avian and Byrd
Avian and Byrd
Avian and Byrd
Avian giving love to Byrd, after the demonstration.
Avian giving love to Byrd, after the demonstration.
Avian with a ribbon from her first horse show.
Avian with a ribbon from her first horse show.

After the show, the girls led their horses back to the stables, where they untacked the horses and groomed them.

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Photo Jun 19, 5 00 07 PM

Avian working hard
Avian working hard
Happy girls
Happy girls

While Avian brushed and fed Byrd, I headed out to the beautiful grounds at Piping Rock to visit the other horses.

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Photo Jun 19, 5 33 48 PM

Avian has been saving money, for her “horse fund”, by hosting yard sales, lemonade stands, and offering dog walking/dog sitting services to our neighbors. After camp tonight, she re-visited the neighbors, passing out her new business cards, and reminding them of her services. Her obsession and love for horses is now at an all-time high, thanks to this amazing experience at Piping Rock.

Fisher and Smoke
Fisher and Smoke

1 response to A Week at Horse Camp

  1. Jay Pea says:

    ” her love of horses is at a all time high” she is so motivated. I love how and the end of the day , with bed time nearing, she is asking what she can do right then to earn money for her horse.

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