Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:58

Meet the Staff: Horse Edition

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This month on the Camp Henry blog, we’d like to introduce you to the four-legged members of our staff team: the camp horses! They are here throughout the year, offering trail rides and horse experiences to campers and guests. Keep reading to learn a little about each of our horses. Dates for trail rides this spring are included at the end of this post!

 

Badger 2

Badger

Age: 7 years old
Breed: Paint
Badger is our youngest horse at only 7 years old, and he’s also the softest! 


Buster

Buster

Age: 14 years old
Breed: Pony of the Americas
Buster is Mr. Polka Dots around the barn, and loves to help riders learn new skills in the arena. 



Max and Gideon

Max and Gideon

These gentlemen like to hang together along with Grandpa Steve.

Max

Age: 17 years old
Breed: Standardbred
Coloring: Black 
Known for his distinctive big nose and floppy ears, Max is sure to steal your heart. He is also the tallest horse at camp.

Gideon

Age: 19 years old
Breed: Quarter Horse
Coloring: Chesnut
Gideon’s slow and steady pace make him a favorite with beginner riders.   


 Henry

Henry

Age: 18 years old
Breed: Pony of the Americas
Henry came to camp with his name, and his heart of gold and patient attitude meant he got to keep it. 


Phoenix

Phoenix

Age: 18 years old
Breed: Paint
The paint that ain’t, Phoenix makes up for his lack of splashy color with his love for trail rides. 


Grandpa Steve

Grandpa Steve

Age: 22 years old
Breed: Arabian
Don’t let his name fool you. Grandpa Steve still loves to hit the trail and cruise around the arena! 


Solomon 2

Solomon

Age: 14 years old
Breed: Quarter Horse
Solomon likes to take things nice and slow, but he’s happy to hit the trails with some of our more advanced riders. 


Taffy

Taffy

Age: 26 years old 
Breed: Bashkir Curly
Taffy is our oldest horse, the curliest horse (look at that curl!), and one of the sweetest in the herd. She’s also the only mare! 


Trooper and Zorro

Trooper and Zorro

These two guys are best friends, and can often be found together.

Trooper

Age: 17 years old
Breed: Arabian Cross
Coloring: Bay
Trooper can be calm and patient with beginners but is happy to step it up a notch for more advanced riders. His special trick is untying lead ropes.

Zorro

Age: 16 years old
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Coloring: Black
Zorro is gaited, which means riders will enjoy his extra-smooth pace.  


Wanted: Horses!

Camp Henry is looking to grow our year round herd. We are looking to purchase or have horses donated with previous experience and training for trail rides. Selected horses need to be safe for beginner level riders, including children, and have a calm demeanor. If you, or anyone you know, has horses fit for a camp setting, please contact Rebecca at rebeccaa@camphenry.org or by calling 616-459-2267.

 

1 Hour Trail Rides!

Camp Henry offers 1 Hour Trail Rides on our Camp Horses with our trained and knowledgeable staff.

Sign up for a Trail Ride by emailing info@camphenry.org or calling 616-459-2267.

Cost: $20 per person
Ages: 10* - adult
(*riders 10-12 years old will need to have an adult rider register with them)

2017 Spring Trail Rides Dates and Information
Sunday, March 5 / 1 pm and 3 pm
Sunday, March 19/ 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturday, April 15 / 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturday, April 29 / 1 pm and 3 pm
Sunday, May 14 / 1 pm and 3 pm
Sunday, May 28 / 1 pm and 3 pm

Want to schedule your own Group Trail Ride? We’d love to accommodate you. Please connect with us to schedule a time for your group. Email info@camphenry.org for more information.

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