Horse Fun Day at Conifer Ridge Farm

Organization Sponsor: Conifer Ridge Farm

Organization Partner: Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation

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Program Description

FUN DAY at Conifer Ridge Farm - Ground work, round pen, long lining. Come have some fun learning and playing with our horses. Just bring a chair and your lunch...t Leslie opens her farms and horses to the community for free once a year. This gives many families who are thinking about buying a horse a chance to experience the day to day work experience of caring for horses. It also is a great outdoor day for families. This farm provides lessons children, youth at risk and the handicapped. Many community groups and daycares can visit for free. This farm also has ponies and miniature horses which children adore.

Program Approximate Cost: 

free

Funding Sources: 

Conifer Ridge Farm

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This program gives the farm an opportunity to experience horses in a free setting.

Impact Of Program: 

This program has attracted about 30 families each year and helps to create a community bonds with other organizations.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feed back from participants.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

There is nice variety of horses and ponies at his farm. The philosophy of the riding program is to help people develop better relationships with horses. This greatly improves there skill level with the horse.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The weather can always be a problem but rain day alternatives are chosen. This riding school operates all seasons.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This program began in 2007 and is so popular Leslie Guy wants it to remain an annual event.

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