Horseback Riding – English Saddle

Riding instruction, modeled on the principals of the American Riding Instructors Association, emphasizes a proper seat, compassionate cueing, and riding with control at all gates. Schooling in groundwork, grooming, tacking (bridle and saddle), feeding and basic handling builds each riders comfort level with the horse. Trail rides through wooded pine and birch forest frames skills mastered with real life application

Campers find a growing sense of confidence as their riding abilities improve, and they realize the extent to which the horses depend on them for their daily care. The special affection that emerges between individual campers and their “favorite” horse is one of the many rewarding dimensions of the riding program.

Camp Woodland provides all campers helmets during instruction and trail rides.