Learning about horses is a great way for young people to grow and become more confident while improving social, cognitive and communication skills. Our participants enjoy a small group environment, one on one time with their equine partner, and progressive skill development.
With opportunities for the general public as well as youth who have experienced trauma or unique challenges, we take great joy in bringing the benefits of horsemanship to our community.
Benefits for Youth Participants
Being with horses is an experience many kids are not privileged to.
We see overwhelming joy and wonder on the faces of so many
of our young students as they connect with these beautiful,
powerful, and kind animals.
Beneath the fun and novelty lays a multitude of physical and mental
health benefits that we specifically incorporate for our participants.
-- Self-Awareness -- Empathy -- Critical Thinking --
-- Patience -- Mindfulness -- Compassion --
These are just a few of the attributes developed through our
one-of-a-kind Partnership-Based Horsemanship approach.
The connection our students build with their equine partner
has tremendous impact on how they view themselves
and how they interact with others -
not just here at Ruby's, but in other areas of their lives as well.
Horsin' Around Play Days
Horses, nature, and friends!
Our Play Days are a great way for young kids to experience horses in a safe and relaxed environment. We include the right balance of fun and learning to promote a growing appreciation for these beautiful animals.
Foundational Horsemanship Course
Core skills are vital to building a safe and progressive partnership between horse and human. Participants learn about horse needs, behavior and communication, then apply this knowledge to basic handling skills and interactions. The result? Both the horse and human feel safe, relaxed and confident together.
School's out and it's time to play! We offer a variety of opportunities for kids to gain knowledge while having a great time outdoors. Suitable for those who are meeting a horse for the first time and even dedicated equestrians, our partnership approach has something for everyone.