First Ever Blue Star Blog Post - 2011!
Welcome to the Blue Star Equine Adventures Blog!
Our goal with these posts is to answer questions that have been asked by students, provide ideas to further the relationship between horse and human, review horse and/or rider products and programs, and give riders fun new activities to try with their equine partners. If you have a question or idea you’d like to pose, please contact us and we’ll do our best to respond in a future post.
Today we’re focusing on a question emailed to us by a potential client- “What exactly is an Equine Adventure?”
Those of you who own horses, or have spent a significant amount of time with horses, probably had an answer instantly. And I’m pretty sure they weren’t all the same.
The truth is, there isn’t one answer to this question. There are an infinite number of possibilities.
For some of us an equine adventure is walking into a horse paddock and simply standing there, basking in the greatness of a horse. For others it’s galloping through the forest on a sunny day. Whatever your interests, whatever brings you joy, if your spending time with horses, doing something that excites YOU, you’re on an equine adventure.
Or perhaps that means there is one answer.
Q: What exactly is an Equine Adventure?
A: Whatever you want it to be!
Here, there, or anywhere, we offers a list of lesson options: Horsemanship, Hug A Horse, Wellness with Horses, Therapeutic Horsemanship, a variety of camps, etc. Within that spectrum there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of things we could do with you and one of our horses, or with you and one of your horses, or you and a friend and your cousin’s horse. Your imagination is your limit.
So how does it work?
When a student registers with us, we ask them their goals. Their lessons are then tailored to suit. Each year new registration and waivers are required, and on them, new goals are listed. However, goals can be readjusted at anytime. Even in the middle of a lesson!
There are no right or wrong goals, and no ‘plan’ riders have to follow.
Sure, we all need to learn the basics- basic safety, basic horse handling and understanding, basic riding skills, but whether we do that while out for a stroll through the neighbourhood, in a round pen, or hanging out in a grassy field - it is all good. It doesn’t matter to anyone but you, your horse, and your instructor.
And where does it go from there?
Whichever direction you choose!
Horsemanship is about a horse and a human building a relationship. It can take many different forms and will look totally different for each horse/human pair. Horsemanship is an ever changing, ever evolving, beautiful addition to life.
No matter who you are, where you are, or what your horse dreams are, we encourage you to get out there and have an Equine Adventure!