Grooming a Haflinger at Hug-A-Horse Day

Grooming a Haflinger at Hug-A-Horse Day

With Valentine’s Day on a Saturday, we decided to host a Hug-A-Horse Day so parents could bring their horse-crazy child for an hour with a horse.

We had nine participants.  Each session was limited to four, so this worked out quite nicely.  We asked some of our volunteers to help out for the day. 

 First the riders received a short safety lesson.  Then they got to groom the horse and see how to braid the mane.  Next they went to the activities room to make a salad treat for the horse they would ride.  Lastly, they entered the arena and got a riding lesson.  Every one had a great time.  Some of the riders will be coming back for riding classes, too.

At the end of the day, all the volunteers received a rose…make from Hershey kisses…as a Thank You for spending Valentine’s Day with the horses.hershey-roses