Equestrian Outreach & Therapeutic Program

Teen Summer Outreach

Campers learn basic safety, feeding, grooming, tacking and barn management skills. We try and introduce a wide range of exciting activities and demonstrations by other equestrians such as vets, farriers, trainers and dental if needed to fully gain concept of the care and needs horses require. We connect with other horse farms for a possible tour to learn  more on breeds, operation and opportunities our fellow neighbors can  offer to our teens. 

Certainly a wonderful opportunity for all levels of equestrians to define and achieve their personal goals during an  exciting, fun-filled week while enjoying our beautiful surroundings  learning! We try and introduce carriage riding, which we feel is an emphasis on communication and control. Students must arrive on time, bring a packed lunch, a drink and snack.


Week One: July 17th - 21st 
Week Two:  August 14th - 18th 

Time: 9:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m 

Fee: $250 per student 

Age: 13 - 19
Intro Age: 12 (based on availability only) 
 

6 student maximum 

Afterschool Opportunities

This is an opportunity for teens to join us for activities after school during the school season. A way to connect positively with peers in an equestrian atmosphere where your teen will learn about horses, care, grounds and management. They will have opportunities to learn about our rehabilitation process for our rescues and participate in driving horses.  Each day will be slightly unique but certainly fun filled. Students in the Newfield Central School District are able to ride the school bus to our program. 


Days: Mon. - Thurs.

Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm 

Fee: $120/month  

Age: 13 - 19

Intro Age: 12 (based on availability only) 


8 student maximum 

Therapuetic Connections

Private sessions:  This is a 45-minute one on one session with someone that prefers uninterrupted time during equestrian activities. We recommend these  sessions for those that need more time to become comfortable around equines, peers or simply need an opportunity to connect with our ponies in order to value trust in a more relaxed setting without feeling  pressured. This is a wonderful opportunity to get through a series of  stages privately. To us your level of comfort is important and we work  through it with you. Therapeutic connections can create balance in ones  daily lives and we feel that horses bring a sense of healing mentally,  physically and emotionally. 


Fee: $35/session 


Age Group: From Toddlers to Seniors


Packages are available upon request and discounted to first time TROTT participants.

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Our primary goal is to find balance and strength through human and horse partnering.

Understanding your level of horsemanship 

Total Beginner – Total beginners have little experience (if any) at all with horses in  general. They do not know general horse handling or the basic commands to make the horse move on command or queue.  

Advanced Beginner - These people have a little experience with horses however may not be able to saddle and bridle a horse by themselves.This rider can mount and walk off unassisted. They know how to ask the horse to move forward, turn and stop.
 

Confident Beginner - A confident beginner has the knowledge of an advanced beginner, but  will also be able to handle a horse that may not be overly willing to do as asked. This rider will have the confidence to give a little kick if needed or use a more persuasive aid when required. They may or may not  be able to post or rise to the trot. They are willing to learn and have no "fear" of horses.
 

Novice - Novice riders have some pretty basic experience with horses. They can  catch, halter, groom, saddle and bridle a horse by themselves. They can  mount and ride off unassisted. A novice rider may or may not be able to  rise (or post) to the trot, but they can trot without bouncing and can stay comfortable with a slow canter on a gentle, well broken horse. They should know how to ask and obtain a slow controlled walk, trot/jog and canter/lope.They can change direction and circle their horse.
 

Intermediate - The intermediate rider has taken lessons or trained under a mentor for a while rides in a specific discipline or has experience in several  disciplines. He or she has ridden several different types of horses and  can independently manage a horse’s care. Their seat is secure, they do  not apply unintentional aids to the horse when they lose balance or become unseated. They know how to rise or post to the trot and ask for and obtain a specific lead or change in lead and capable of riding a less experienced horse and helping in that horse’s training.
 

Advanced - Advanced riders have ridden most of their lives and have worked with a trainer/mentor for several years or had several years with intense  riding instruction. They are able to ride most horses including working with young/green horses without assistance. They know advanced maneuvers in their preferred riding discipline and can positively affect the  horse they are riding at all times.