Youth Horsemanship

KEEV FARM

Helping children develop a connection and partnership with our equine friends while grooming, learning in-hand exercises and riding.

 

KEEV FARM

Lighting your child's pathway to being a caring, knowledgeable and independent equestrian.

  • Children partner with Keev Farm horses and ponies as they learn to care for, exercise and train.

  • Using play and games, children learn to communicate with our equine friends.

  • Explore different equine sports.

 
 

LESSONS

Our 1-1/2 hour small group lessons are available Monday through Saturday for $40. Why 1-1/2 hours? Because we believe that the students should have plenty of time in the barn before and after their lesson to care for their equine partner. We can easily make the lesson shorter for our youngest students with shorter attention spans. We ask student to commit to a 2-month session at a time. Lessons are weekly and are prepaid prior to the first lesson of the session with major credit cards, cash or checks. Keev Farm is a small intimate facility and cannot accommodate large lesson groups.

PONY CAMP

Keev Farm Pony Camp is an opportunity to involve elementary students in pony and horse related activities. We will help campers through a variety of exercises with ponies while on the ground (in-hand), during grooming and while riding. Campers will also participate in crafts, games, barn chores and learning stations about ponies, tack and equine sports. Pony camp includes daily grooming clinics, riding lessons and in-hand exercises! Pony Camp is 4 consecutive days from 10am-5pm. No previous experience is necessary. Find out more about Keev Farm Pony Camps on the "Events" tab or select the link below.

WORKSHOPS

Keev Farm hosts a variety of unmounted and mounted workshops targeted toward youth that are interested in working with our horses or ponies or that want to haul-in their own horse. Workshops vary from beginner groom clinics to more experienced playdates in our outdoor equine playground. Find out more about upcoming workshops on the "Events" tab or select the link below.

EVENTS

Stay tuned for future events hosted by Keev Farm in our large outdoor sand arena.

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SERVICES

Our mission at Keev Farm is to help children develop a connection and partnership with our equine friends using good horsemanship habits on the ground and in the saddle. Keev Farm offers a variety of learning opportunities for experienced children and those new to horses and ponies, including lessons, camps, workshops and events. Our goal is to create a pathway for our students to become caring, confident, knowledgeable and independent equestrians. To accomplish this mission, we design programs in which children can:

  • Partner with Keev Farm horses and ponies as they learn to care for, exercise and train.

  • Using play and games, children learn to communicate with our equine friends.

  • Explore different equine sports.

 

Keev Farm specializes in integrating the natural horsemanship foundation training of our horses with our teaching of the sport horse disciplines. We often teach our students the foundation skills on the ground (i.e. yielding to pressure, energy levels, rhythm, relaxation and balance) to help them better understand the conversations they have with their equine partner in the saddle. I enjoy teaching children these riding and training skills that they will take with them as they enter the vast and diverse equine world.

 

Our experienced horses and ponies contribute to the learning success of the children. Our Shetland ponies (42"-45" at the withers) are perfect partners for building the confidence in our young handlers. Our team also includes Welsh Ponies and Arabian horses for children comfortable handling a taller teammate. 

 
 

CONTACT ME

If you want to get in touch or have any questions for me, please contact me using the form below.

 

Address

6710 Appletree Ln NE, Olympia, WA 98506, USA

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