The Child Development Centre’s eighth annual Horsin’ Around program continues this week until Thursday, July 19.
Organizers say the program allows children to have the opportunity to participate in the everyday care and grooming of their horse, learn the principles of safe horse handling, and develop some basic horsemanship skills.
The Williams Lake Trail Riders has donated the use of their indoor arena. Jane Folka is providing the instruction.
Horses, carefully screened and temperament tested, are being provided by private owners.
Each owner will be present (or provide an approved substitute) to handle their horse while the children are riding.
All horse owners and volunteers involved in the program have undergone a criminal record check.
Children will be placed in a one-hour time slot somewhere between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., and will meet at the same time each day.
Anyone wanting further information on this program can contact Sherry Carter at 250-302-1067,