You want your children to become passionate about something that will lead them into building a rewarding future.Â
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning, knowing that you have accomplished something good and beneficial for yourself, family and everything that surrounds you. At the end of the day, we are all together, practically sharing our lives with everything around us, and each and every day is a good day.
Horses, just like any other animal, teach the youth responsibility. It's a routine that requires them to visualize and experience the dedication and the effects of it.Â The results determine whether the young individual had graduated into maturity. Their demeanor will reflect the behavior, the health and the soundness of her horse.
Just as in life, we need to cultify, improve its results and continue despite difficulties we encounter on the way.
From a very young age, we crave to learn and know more. Remember the friendships we made as children ? Some lasted for many years, and others are still are a part of our lives today.Â In today's world, where electronics are beginning to fill most of our time, we want to promote the original methods of which friendships were made, years ago.
In dirt, in mud, and in the sandbox, on hikes, catching fish, weeding a garden.Â
There was no category for "fun" fun was anything and everything, whatever joined our playmates together. It wasn't considered work back then, it composed fellowships, and taught us how to work together, and perhaps overcome social difficulties in the future.
If we as parents, can teach our children to understand the basics of insecurity, anxiety and stress causing factors, we could consider ourselves as parents of the decade. It is important for your child to navigate around such factors and manipulate them in such a way that would be beneficial to him or her. This process starts at home, and we continue this
philosophy at camp.Â
With a common denominator such as a horse (or two) youth that is placed in a situation where everyone has a common goal but no one is familiar with each other, serves as a great canvas for expression. Here at horse camp, we start by identifying each individuals strengths and weaknesses, reasons for anxiety and stress factors.
Everyone has reasons to fear, certain fears can be reasoned with, others need more logistics.
â€‹Nature of fear is the urge to run. Just as in most species, its brain shuts down most of its faculties, and the body is told to take off - It is the nature of the horse to run, and in teaching a horse to overcome its fear it helps us overcome ours.
Fear is not solely restrictive to high risk activities such as horseback riding, it is also relevant in daily, social interactions.Â
Everyone is good at something, so let's put the ego to work. A reasonable dose of comfort, security will encourage the child to learn.
Everyone learns at their own pace, sure we would like our children to be Albert Einstein & Wilhelm Rontgen, but the reality is that everyone has something that will serve as an obstacle on the way. So let's conquer that obstacle together !
"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs" Henry Ford
As tutors and educators, we want to teach through encouragement. Children need to be treated with respect and everything they say or feel has to be taken seriously.
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" Margaret Mead
Here at horse camp, we assign horses based on experience, athletics and age to ensure that the child is comfortable on horseback and successfully on her way to her goal. She may graduate if need be, to a more spirited mount once that goal has been reached. Life is a cycle of goals.
We enable your youth to tell us about their needs, potential goals, and we continue our work from there.