Anne from West Roxbury, MA
Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
I just returned from a marvelous week riding and learning about horses. "Introduction to Horses and Riding" (program #4835) is well planned and progresses from an introduction to grooming and saddling a horse to a day-long ride through the Shawnee National Forest. The equestrian director and her associate are so knowledgeable, friendly, humorous and instructors whom I admire, respect and from whom I learned so much. I had been apprehensive about riding, but they put me right at ease and helped me learn to ride and to try everything. The horse they chose for me to ride during the week was a wonderful companion. What a joy to know that as an older adult I will be able to enjoy the outdoors on horseback. Camp Ondessonk is a beautiful setting, the accommodations are very comfortable and the ample meals delicious. I love visiting different regions of the U.S. and the trip to southern Illinois was certainly worth it. I look forward to returning to Camp Ondessonk. Anne F., Massachusetts
Debra from Royal Oak, MI
Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
I encountered a beautiful and powerful creature and with guidance and support I realized he was a skilled patient kind partner for the trail. I encountered my fears and found I was also a skilled patient and kind partner for the trail, my horse and myself. Happy trails! Deb S.