H & H Youth Horsemanship Program

 The Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Youth Program strives to engage a youth’s passion for horsemanship from the beginning. Gaining knowledge is essential to becoming safe and confident with horses. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows the youth to create and develop natural horsemanship skills that will last a lifetime. The confidence that is gained will shine through in every part of the youth’s life and inspire healthy growth and development. Youth Program activities will be designed with youth learning styles in mind. The pace and content of each lesson will be tailored to the age as much as possible. Parents are encouraged to be a part of their child’s horsemanship journey with regular progress updates and skills to be practiced between lessons or classes. Many have asked how young their child can begin to participate in the Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Youth Program. Every child grows and develops their ability to learn and productively participate, in a group safely, at a different pace. The skill level of the horse that the child will be using is also a consideration. The youth program will focus on children that are ages 8 and older. However, if parents feel their younger child is ready to engage productively in learning this may be available with further discussions and modifications.


Our goal is to help create a safe and solid horsemanship foundation that will last a lifetime.

Youth Horsemanship: The Foundation 

This two day youth horsemanship clinic will focus on establishing a solid foundation of natural horsemanship skills on the ground, which is essential to becoming safe and confident with horses. Topics covered include: basic horse knowledge, basic horse care, safety, and how horses communicate. Skills learned include: tying the halter, tying the horse, grooming, respect, desensitizing, engaging the horses feet, moving hind and forequarters, backing, 

and more.



Youth Private Lessons –

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Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Youth Program Private Lessons offer a focused and individualized approach to establishing a solid foundation of natural horsemanship skills one hour at a time. If the youth has not already taken a foundation horsemanship class or clinic at Heart and Hooves Horsemanship, private lessons will establish a foundation of horsemanship skills on the ground prior to progressing to riding.

Youth Horsemanship Class: The Foundation 

The youth horsemanship class is an 8 month course offered to a limited number of youth. Students will meet once a month from March through October for a 2 hour class. The first class will be in the classroom and after that you will need a horse. The end of the year will be celebrated with a weekend of fun events including Obstacle Course Challenges, Demos, and a family Picnic! The primary focus of this youth horsemanship class is to establish a solid foundation of natural horsemanship skills, which is essential to becoming safe and confident with horses.

Topics covered include: basic horse knowledge, basic horse care, safety, and how horses communicate. Skills learned include: approaching a loose horse, tying the halter, tying the horse, grooming, respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, moving hind and forequarters, backing, and more.


Kari Camara

Head Trainer Youth Horsemanship Program

Kari Camara

I came to Heart and Hooves Horsemanship not realizing the passion and fire the power of horsemanship and the partnership it creates was in me. Heart and Hooves is now where I call home and has given me the confidence that I needed to pursue my dream of helping others with their horsemanship. I have worked side by side with Michelle to learn the Heart and Hooves Horsemanship program. I am excited to share my passion with you as a Trainer and in developing our youth program.



" I want to inspire youth to build a strong foundation and 
partnership with their horse. 
-Kari Camara