Summer camp with Maverick Stables

Summer camp is a time to GET OUTSIDE, get away from the constant bombardment of media, and enjoy the beauty that this world offers us.  But as parents, we also want our children to enjoy a safe, educational experience where they can learn and grow, with opportunities to better understand themselves as individuals and as part of a bigger community of people and living beings.

For three years we contracted trails to a summer program in Hutto. Before we arrived, the existing summer program was almost dead. We livened it up with more saddle time, more unique opportunities and creative activities. We were looking for more of a role, though. And as we continued to grow, we knew that summer camp would take a role in our future. We are so excited to be offering our own summer camp for Summer 2017. We offer 1.5 hours of mounted time, 1.5 hours of unmounted time and demonstrations with the horses at a minimum, rain or shine. And your children are going to *love* our horse-related activities, from outstandingly prepared tutorials on arts and crafts, to Spanish introduction using the ranch and nature walks, visitors to demonstrate a variety of skills to get your children thinking about balance, poise and decision making as it applies to working around a horse ranch. Everything is integrated into horseback riding and horse handling.

summer camper enjoys a trail ride at the end of the session, on his favorite camp horse, Teddy, a gentle gelding paint horse
Child at summer camp program riding on Friday with mom at his side

Our camp program is directed by Joan Marie MacCoy, who has over twenty years of experience teaching children of many walks of life.  MacCoy is a lover of children and animals, and will not only get your children wondering about the wonders around them, but wanting to wander, explore and become lifelong lovers of nature and culture.

 

Because MacCoy has worked with horse trainers from 6 different countries, she has a variety of experience to share with your children.  Horseback riding is all about consistency, patience and communication.  These are the same principles that arise in working in an ever-growing global community.  We will integrate these principles in all that we do with your children, from handling our animals to putting their own best selves into what they do during the entire day.

at the far left is Cat our half hackney half arabian registered gelding with a rider dressed as a vampire, then a pirate on appaloosa gelding for sale and a cat riding a paint gelding, in the middle is MacCoy riding the infmaous Maverick dressed as a circus star with her son riding behind with a cow outfit, so he is literally a cowboy! then a fairy on sorrel and white paint mare, Annie up, and following that on the far right is child rider on black, dressed as a knight in shining armor,
The whole crew standing in the arena of Hunter/Jumper facility that had a special show of a horse parade at their summer camp at the end of the week

No surly teens running around on cell phones at our camp. Camp counselors are chosen not because they were born into a life privileged to own and ride horses on a regular basis, but because they demonstrate a desire to not only become better riders and horsemen in general, but also because they love what they do and want to SHARE their knowledge with those around them.

 

We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to share our summer camp knowledge with you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information about a summer horse camp program that your child will never forget.

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Natural horsemanship trainer MacCoy poses with her students in the background, enjoying the river of McKinney Roughs in Bastrop state park on a horseback riding adventure

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