Traverse City Offers Many Classes for Horse Lovers this Spring & Summer

Peace Ranch and NMC’s College for Kids is offering classes in May, June and July for both adults and kids who want to learn more about horses.

Below are some classes that are being offered…

Beginning May 22, 2017
Beyond Basics
Taught by Melissa Edingfield
Who: Anyone 16 or over
What: Must have completed Basics class or equivilant
When : Monday night for 5 weeks
Where: PEACE Ranch
2570 Hoosier Valley Rd., Traverse City
Beyond Basics is a novice class which will help students go to the next level in learning about equine communication and herd dynamics. This class will build and expand on Basics to improve their grasp on the art of conversation with horses using their language with a focus on improving listerning and communication skills. Register Here Cost: $230

Friday, June 16th, 10 am to noon
or Friday, August 10th, 10 am to noon
Hanging’ with Horses Class
From NMC College for Kids
(Grades 1-4 with an adult)
Circle H Stables
7200 Brown Bridge Rd. Traverse City
Kids, partner up with your favorite adult to share some quality time together while learning about horses. Find out how to safely approach, handle and work around horses. You’ll learn about basic grooming and even get to braid horse tails. No prior horse experience needed but closed-toe shoes are required. Cost includes one adult and one child. Cost: $49. Registration begins March 27th and continues throughout the summer. Enroll early. Register online, by phone, fax, mail or in person. Click here for more info: https://www.nmc.edu/resources/extended-education/find-a-class/college-for-kids/

Tues, Weds, & Thurs., June 13-15, 9 am to noon
or Tues., Weds. & Thurs., June 13-15, 1 to 4 pm
or Mon., Tues. & Weds., July 10-12, 9 am to noon
or Mon., Tues. & Weds., July 10-12, 1 to 4 pm
Meet Me at the Ranch
Horseback Riding
From NMC College for Kids
(Grades 3-6)
Circle H Stables
7200 Brown Bridge Rd., Traverse City
Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolph, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle, and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding – from corral, to pasture, to the last day’s trail ride. Wear closed toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmet provided. $139. Registration begins March 27th and continues throughout the summer. Enroll early. Register online, by phone, fax, mail or in person. Click here for more info: https://www.nmc.edu/resources/extended-education/find-a-class/college-for-kids/

Monday through Friday, July 24-28, 10 am to noon
Learning with Horses
From NMC College for Kids
(Grades 4-6)
Peace Ranch
2570 Hoosier Valley Rd., Traverse City
Do you like horses? If you are on the Autism Spectrum, this week is for you. Learn how horses communicate with each other and how YOU can talk to them. Learn to brush and care for them and take nature walks. Wear a hat, long shorts or pants and sneakers or boots. Bring a snack. Class size is limited to six so enroll today. Registration begins March 27th and continues throughout the summer. Enroll early. Register online, by phone, fax, mail or in person. Click here for more info: https://www.nmc.edu/resources/extended-education/find-a-class/college-for-kids/

Monday through Thursday, August 7-10, 9 am to noon
Horse Whispering 101
From NMC College for Kids
(Grades 6-12)
Peace Ranch
2570 Hoosier Valley Rd., Traverse City
Do you like horses? Have you heard stories about horse whisperers and wish YOU could talk to a horse like that? Learn the art and secrets of horse whispering. Each day includes hands-on activities with rescued horses to develop communication and partnership skills. Meet real horse whisperers, hear their stories and see them in action. Bring a snack, wear long pants and close toed shoes. You will work with horses each day, but not ride them. Registration begins March 27th and continues throughout the summer. Enroll early. Register online, by phone, fax, mail or in person. Click here for more info: https://www.nmc.edu/resources/extended-education/find-a-class/college-for-kids/

Beginning September 11, 2017
Building Fluency
Taught by Melissa Edingfield
Who: Anyone 16 or older
What: Must be approved by instructor
When : Monday night for 8 weeks
Where: PEACE Ranch
2570 Hoosier Valley Rd., Traverse City
Building Fluency is an advanced class for students that are independent in their communication skills and desirous of going to another level. Class size will be small, all students will handle horses independantly to refine communication technique with a focus on developing fluency. Register Here Cost: $350

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