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HORIZONS EQUINE

A white person in a grey hoodie holds their hand up to a horse's nose. The horse is sticking their head out of their stall. A name plate on the stall door says Hunter.
A group of people stand in a barn corridor around a tan horse.
A person in a red and black flannel with a black helmet holds their hand out to  the nose of a dark brown horse.

We are collaborating with The Horse Barn in Norridgewock, ME to provide an inclusive equine program! 

Here are the details: 

  • All participants must complete the 3-week 'Intro to Horizons Equine' session prior to signing up for lessons. 'Intro to Horizons Equine' will include horse / barn management, safety, and equine education. 

  • After participants complete the Intro to Horizons Equine session, they will have the option to participate in on-going lessons. Lessons will include grooming, tacking, and riding.

  • Takes place at The Horse Barn: 

    • 205 Ross Hill Road, Norridgewock, ME 04957​

* We are working towards providing a fully accessible facility / program, however, at this time we do not have an accessible restroom or a wheelchair accessible mounting block.

 

Please email Aly with any questions.

If you have not done so for other AOEC programming, please complete our waiver.  

INTRO TO HORIZONS EQUINE
FOR KIDS (8+) AND ADULTS

Kids must be accompanied by a trusted adult

Two people wearing face masks and red shirts walk with a tan and white pony on a dirt floor in a large barn.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Week 1: Tour of barn, horse meet and greet, safety, grooming, and horse feeding education 

 

Week 2: Learning to clean a stall, grooming review, and learning to lead a horse 

 

Week 3: Horse first aid care, tack education, and leading through an obstacle course

*After participants complete the Intro to Horizons Equine program they can then sign up riding lessons! Riding lessons are 1 hour in length.

 

HORIZONS EQUINE SHOW TEAM
COMING SUMMER 2023! 

A white man with a black jacket stands with a white woman in a pink hoodie in front of a horse paddock.

We will be offering show team lessons during Summer 2023 for Special Olympics as well as local horse shows. Stay tuned for more info!

 

THIS PROGRAM IS IN COLLABORATION WITH

The Horse Barn Logo. A black circle with a black and white horse figure in it. Black text reads The Horse Barn Lessons. Camps. Boarding.
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