This program begins with a series of Horse Clinics for youth from within our own area as well as an invitation to inner-city youth to come out to the facility for a day in the country. More aspects of the program will be added as we progress.

The following program is for reference as our very first Saddles ‘n Spurs clinic is already full. We will be updating this site with new information as soon as it becomes available.

For more information please email Susan Leeper:

Beginner Horse Clinic

The day includes a series of clinics from 10 am to 1 pm. This program is for children ages 8-12 years who have had little or no exposure to a horse. Lunch is served. All children receive a certificate of completion after completing the clinics.


Grooming – How to approach a horse and groom it properly.

Veterinarian Care – Puppet Show starring Nervous Nellie the horse that talks about Vet care.

Tack – from halters to saddles and everywhere in between is discussed.

General Knowledge – The history of the horse and why they scare so easily, types of horses and what they are bred to do. Includes a question and answer period.

Craft – horseshoe decorating or age equivalent activity.

Lead line riding – A grouping of very calm trained horses are tied to a lead line and children are helped to don riding gear, sit in the saddle and hold the reins as the horses are guided in a circle at a slow pace. This step is to acquaint the child with the full horse riding experience in a safe, calm atmosphere with trained horse handlers.