Let me be clear, not mini horse’s but a mini version of a horse camp. My Brownies voted on using a portion of the money earned through cookie sales they earned to ride horses. With that in mind, safety first. So I found the Carol Fallon Riding Center (part of Sycamore Trails Stables) located in San Juan Capistrano.
I found a council’s own try-it so they could earn a badge during this experience. Carol worked with me to provide my Brownie’s with a Mini Horse Camp that fulfilled all but one step of the badge. They learned about safety (safety first), how to care for the horse’s, how to groom them, equipment needed and tacking up.
For the Grand finale, they learned how to get on a horse and went for a short ride. This was a great introduction to horses. This is just one more example of the wonderful opportunities they get through Girl Scouts. All of my Brownies , except one, groomed and rode the horses. Their faces were gleaming with pride. Hopefully, this a memory they will never forget.