Week of July 31-August 3 (rain date: Friday, August 4), 10:45 AM-12:45 PM, Forest Road Park.
Ages 7-13 (groups broken down according to age & experience, if any)
This unique program provides an exciting and inexpensive hands-on introduction to the wonderful world of equines in a fun-filled and non-threatening atmosphere. PonyShare uses camp-trained ponies and cobs, smaller and easier to handle than their larger equine counterparts. After reviewing safety rules, materials previously covered, and learning new subject matters, participants are assigned their size-related ponies or cobs. Small groups of 4-5 children are formed and work under the tutelage of a qualified and motivated counselor. Some of the horsemanship matters covered include: Safety on and around horses, basic anatomy, equine senses, body language, grooming, the tack and harness, driving the miniature horse, English & Western styles, barn management and careers in the industry. A portion of each session is dedicated to actual riding. This program enhances team work, self-esteem and camaraderie while helping develop a genuine appreciation and respect for the animals.
Note: Children should dress appropriately for weather conditions with strong hiking shoes, jeans or sweatpants, fluids, and on the last day a cut carrot or apple.
Registration: You can now register and pay online! To do so, click here and follow the instructions on how to register online. If you prefer to fill out a paper form and pay by check, you can download a registration form. For more information, call Fanwood Recreation, 908 370-7092.