Raising Young People with Animals
I am the owner of Oak Canyon Equestrian Center. I hope you are all doing fine and getting your lives back to some sense of normal. I have been in the horse business for many years and have raised several children both my own, my nieces, my nephews, cousins, etc. I have never found anything that keeps kids more grounded than animals. Horses give kids something to love that they feel loves them back. No strings attached. No alternative motives. No talking behind their back. Just love. With everything that’s been going on this year it’s the perfect time for our kids to connect with horses and the outdoors.
I can’t tell you how many times I found children in the stall with their horse telling them the horrible things that happened to them in school that day. Some things may not seem that horrible to us but to them it’s huge. They will tell their horse things they will never tell anyone else.
Horses seem to bring us all back to what is really important in life. They take us away from all the differences in life and give us all something we can agree on. Somehow playing in the dirt is good for the soul.
There’s nothing more precious than a newborn foal hanging out with children. We are so fortunate to have new foals every year at Oak Canyon. This year is no exception. Bring your children to our ranch for Summer Camp. It’s an experience they will never forget.
For more information or to enroll in Oak Canyon Equestrian Horseback Riding Summer Camp please call me at 661-259-5191.
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