Get started; Ranch Experience Day
Horsemanship + extreme trail park combination including lunch
The day starts at 10 am with information about the life in the herd, the various characters of the horses and how to safely enter the herd. You will be aware of your own body language and the horse’s body language. We also do different exercises, with each other and with the horses.
You’ll learn to make contact with the horses and you’ll also learn how you should have respect for the horses’ space but also how you should tell the horses to have respect for your own space. After that you’ll get assigned a horse that fits your experience.
First you’re going to brush your horse and then we will start with some ground work with horsemanship components and we’re going to use the obstacles in the extreme trail park. Also here we work from the ground with the horse, so the horse learns to trust you and you may experience how you can safely take (difficult) obstacles together.
After lunch, outside by the campfire, you’ll get an explanation about how we saddle the horses and there is an introduction to the western riding.
After this, we’ll go to the extreme trail park and we now try to take the obstacles in the saddle.
The obstacles which you couldn’t do with your horse from the ground, should not be taken while riding. Apparently there is not enough trust (yet) between rider and horse to take those difficult obstacles.
An interesting and instructing day for all levels of riders and a good start for multiple activities at the ranch.
Look for the current prices on the price list that can be downloaded at the bottom of the welcome page. Minimum number of participants: 4 persons.
Activity from 10 am to 4 or 5 pm including lunch, 4 hours working with horses including introduction
For all horse activities:
- You’ll go together with the guide into the field to get your own horse, brush your horse and help with the saddle. So you can already make contact and get used to your horse. It is for both rider and horse more relaxed if you do this yourself.
- After saddling everyone gets information about the western riding so that you know the basics before you get a lesson or go outside. You learn to stear with your legs and weight and learn neck reining, stearing through the neck. All the ranch horses are ridden without a bridle!
- Wearing a riding helmet is required. Everyone should also sign an own risk form before joining an activity.
- There are enough caps/helmets, chaps, wax jackets and saddle bags at the ranch that you can borrow.
- Maximum 80 kg
- Make sure you wear long pants and good shoes for all riding activities!