Caring for camp horses

Horses are a big part of the Camp Wood YMCA experience. For many campers, their first time on a horse is at camp--and what a beautiful place to ride (and be) a horse! The wide open spaces of the Tallgrass Prairie are ideal for exploring on horseback and we make it a priority for each camper to get at least one horseback ride per week. Participants in our popular Horse Camps get even more time with our herd of horses--learning how to care for and safely maneuver these beautiful creatures on trail rides and in our indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Since our horses do so much for our campers, we take their care very seriously and work hard to keep them happy and healthy year-round.

Enjoy this fun video that Katey created of our loveable horses as they receive a visit from the vet and the farrier. You can also learn more about our Horse Camp programs. They are usually the first camps to fill up every summer!