Horse riding is a central part of Camp Hi-Ho and is available all day to our campers. We have trained counselors with equine experience to ensure safety and fun for campers interested in gaining experience with horses.
Our on-site riding program is fun, safe, and easy for campers of all ages. We use two of our own horses to lead campers around at a slow pace. We have both an indoor and outdoor arena to ensure campers can ride despite bad weather. Campers learn how to mount, keep good posture, turn the horse, dismount, and basic cleaning techniques. On hot days the horses (and campers) get an extra special treat when we spray our horses down to cool them off. We have time slots in the morning and afternoon for campers wanting to ride. This is a perfect opportunity for campers to ride a horse for the first time and is a very elementary riding experience. This is not for advanced riders.
On-Site Trail Rides
We occasionally use our back horse pasture for on-site trail rides. There are a lot of variables like weather, the health of our horses and the amount of campers that would rather ride in the arena which prevents us from doing this on a scheduled basis. However, once or twice a week we will take a half day and do trail rides for campers 8 and older in the back of our property with our counselors. We make announcements over the walkie talkies and communicate this option through our counselors.