Horsemanship: Basics and Beyond in the Ozarks
Saddle up and get ready to ride as you learn about equine behavior, grooming, saddling and riding your horse on the arena and in the tranquil forests of the Ozark Mountains.
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Program No. 23158RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Travel to the Ozarks foothills for a week long immersion into the world of horsemanship. Experience the bond between human and horse for the week as you learn animal science basics, grooming, saddling, western riding style, & enjoy ranch life.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Mounting your horse and several hours of horseback riding daily. Sturdy shoes and pants required.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Groom, saddle and feed your horse all week as you experience a special relationship with your new friend and develop your equine behavior knowledge.
  • Depending on your skill, learn the basics of Western Riding, from tack and groundwork and neck reining, to English riding style and bareback lessons.
  • Enjoy Cowboy life with Dutch oven meals, a barn dance and a farrier demonstration with your new horse and human friends.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
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Kristy Dye
Kristy was raised up on her family farm just 30 minutes from Triangle Y Ranch and has a passion for horses. Kristy started at the ranch in 2010 as a part time wrangler and was promoted to ranch program director in 2014. She has worked with many different breeds of horses and loves to share her knowledge. Kristy has experience breeding miniature horses and currently breeds Friesians. She has given many lessons and truly loves teaching people about these wonderful animals.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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