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Three Gaits Summer Riding Day Camp Three Gaits Summer Riding Day Camp (or RDC) is a daily camp for youth ages 6-13. Campers spend the week at Three Gaits learning about horseback riding and horsemanship in a positive, safe environment Different RDC’s include:

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Three Gaits Summer

Riding Day Camp


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Three Gaits Summer Riding Day Camp (or RDC) is a daily camp for youth ages 6-13.

Campers spend the week at Three Gaits learning about horseback riding and horsemanship in a positive, safe environment

Different RDC’s include:

YOUNGINS WEEK (campers ages 6-9)

BEGINNERS WEEK (campers ages 10-13)

INTERMEDIATE WEEK (campers ages 10-13 with previous riding experience)

ADVANCED WEEK (campers ages 10-13)

What is RDC?


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Daily Activities for youth ages 6-13.

  • Sample schedule

    9:00 Campers Arrive, Morning Meeting

    9:30 Groom/Tack Horses

    10:00 Group A Ride, Group B Unmounted Activities

    11:00 Group B Ride, Group A Unmounted Activiites

    12:00 Groom/Untack Horses

    12:20 Lunch

    12:45 Games/Team Building

    1:00 Chores

    1:30 Unmounted Activities

    2:30 Snack, Closing Circle

    3:00 Campers Depart


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Riding Activities for youth ages 6-13.


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During daily riding lessons, riders progress their skills on our wonderful school horses. Skill progression is individually determined based on developmental appropriateness and previous riding experience.



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Camp Specific Riding Goals safety at all times.

  • Youngins Camp

    • Balance at the walk and trot

    • Develop communication skills with horse

    • Steer independently through obstacles

    • Practice riding skills through games

  • Beginners Camp

    • Balance at the walk and trot

    • Develop communication skills with horse

    • Steer independently through obstacles

    • Develop body awareness for posting trot

    • Adapt to a variety of horses

  • Intermediate Camp

    • Advance and refine communication skills with horse

    • Develop body awareness for communicating with horse effectively

    • Steer independently at all times

    • Develop independent posting trot skills

    • Adapt to a variety of horses

    • Develop greater awareness of group management skills


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Riding with buddies is so much fun! safety at all times.


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Horsemanship Skills safety at all times.


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Because there is more to horses than riding, we spend a lot of time practicing and progressing our horsemanship skills.


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Again, horsemanship skills are taught in accordance with developmental appropriateness and previous experience. All campers practice the very important task of grooming their horses.


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Camp Specific Horsemanship Goals developmental appropriateness and previous experience. All campers practice the very important task of grooming their horses.

  • Youngins/Beginners Camps

    • Groom and tack w/ some help

    • Lead horse w/ some help

    • Mount horse without physical assistance

    • Dismount independently

    • Untack and cool off horse

  • Intermediate Camp

    • Groom and tack independently

    • Lead independently

    • Mount and dismount independently

    • Adjust girth and stirrups

    • Refine leading skills such as backing, pivoting, and steering through obstacles


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Unmounted Activities developmental appropriateness and previous experience. All campers practice the very important task of grooming their horses.


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When campers are not riding, they are learning about horses, horse care, and different horse activities. These areas are called unmounted activities.


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Horse baths are a lot of fun on a warm, summer day! horse care, and different horse activities. These areas are called unmounted activities.


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As Three Gaits develops a therapeutic driving program, campers are able to watch the progress of our driving pony, Nora.


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Campers help with daily chores. This includes feeding horses hay, grain, and supplements.


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Don’t worry… there’s no homework! But, we do spend time learning about horses. Activities teach campers about horse breeds, colors, markings, and riding disciplines (sports).


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Sounds like fun? time learning about horses. Activities teach campers about horse breeds, colors, markings, and riding disciplines (sports).

Well… it is!


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Check the Three Gaits website ( time learning about horses. Activities teach campers about horse breeds, colors, markings, and riding disciplines (sports).www.3gaits.org)

for information and dates of day camps.

There will be opportunities for riders ages 6-13 and counselors

If you have specific questions, please contact:

Day Camp Coordinator

[email protected]

or (608) 877-9086

For more information


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Hope to see you there! time learning about horses. Activities teach campers about horse breeds, colors, markings, and riding disciplines (sports).


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