Our daughter had the experience of her dreams at SouthEast Stables attending horse camp. She learned to brush, tack up, and ride horses. The entire week was life changing for her as she learned how to work with these amazing animals!
We received a week of horse camp for this review but, as always, all opinions and enthusiasm are 100% our own!
SouthEast Stables is located in Central PA between Annville and Campbelltown. Owned and operated by Andi Reazer, SouthEast stables offers riding lessons, opportunities to show at local schooling shows, horses available for lease and boarding, and of course, horse camps for kids!
I had the opportunity to observe the camp one day in order to take these pictures. Truly as a teacher and a mom, I was blown away by Andrea and the rest of her staff's patience and understanding of the kids the were teaching as well as the horses! It was amazing to watch the girls' confidence bloom over the week as they spent time caring for and riding the horses.
Our daughter E began each day by brushing the pony and horses. They learned proper horse foot care and the names for the tools and procedures they used. I think she brushed the horses more gently than she does her own hair! You can tell from the pictures just how proud she was, too.
In order to get the best possible supervision from the staff, the kids took turns riding. While her friends were on the horses, E had the opportunity to participate in horse themed crafts and activities which she loved! SouthEast Stables really thought of everything as the girls were busy and happily occupied the whole week.
When it was E's turn to ride she led her horse over to the steps. As she mounted and rode her horse, I was again amazed by her quiet confidence and competence at this task. This is definitely an activity that we will continue with private riding lessons and future summer camps.
SouthEast Stables offers lessons which are either private for 40 minutes for $25, an hour for a group of 2 or 3 riders (so gather up some friends) for $25 each, or a private hour lesson for $35. They learn to brush and tack up the horses before and un-tack and brush again after so it's usually an hour and a half or 2 hours total barn time. They also offer camps in the summer so please follow them on Facebook for all events and activities! Also, we'd love if you told them that you saw them here at Still Playing School!
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