Hanging Heart Ranch Summer Horse Camps: Themed, Fun-Filled Horse Interaction

Hanging Heart Ranch Summer Horse Camps: Themed, Fun-Filled Horse Interaction | SLO Horse News

Looking for a summer day camp all about horses for your kid(s)?

Hanging Heart Ranch summer horse camps offer five themed 5-Day camps, as well as 3-Day camps this year. The gals at Hanging Heart Ranch in Tempelton are excited to share new experiences with campers this summer! All students experience fun with horses as they learn how to ride, care for and enjoy the beautiful animals we all love so much.

Hanging Heart Ranch 3-Day summer horse camps are ideal for introducing kids to horses. Daily activities of the 3-Day camps include: horseback riding, learning about horse safety, creating arts and crafts and decorating horses! Campers will be split into groups based on their riding ability, and will enjoy a fun-filled day at the Ranch.

The 5-Day summer horse camps are more versatile, and are for beginner to advanced riders. There is something for all campers with camp themes designed for fun and focus that will give your camper memories for life!

Hanging Heart Ranch Summer Horse Camps: Themed, Fun-Filled Horse Interaction | SLO Horse News

Here are the 5 Themed Summer Horse Camps available this season

This Is Your Horse Camp:

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to own your own horse? Well, at “This Is Your Horse Camp” you learn just that! Students are paired with one of our lesson horses for the week, during which time they are responsible for all aspects of horse care, including feeding, cleaning, caring for and riding “their horse”.  Students will learn how to groom, halter, bathe and tack up their horse, as well. We’ll also have fun arts & crafts, games and horse decorating on Friday.

Horse Show Camp:

We are excited to be offering two 5-Day Horse Show Camps! All students will work towards an end of the week mini horse show to win flat ribbons as well as prizes.  We will have classes in horsemanship, trail/obstacle courses, as well as some fun classes.  No horse experience needed! There will also be arts & crafts and fun games.

Cattle Sorting Camp:

Join us during the second week of July for a fun-filled week of learning how to work cattle. On Monday though Thursday students will learn the basics about how to ride through cattle, and ranch sorting.  Then on Friday we will split into two groups and put our skills to the test, practicing on cattle off-property.   No cattle experience needed! The price of camp includes the cost to rent the cattle on Friday.

Tie-Dye Camp:

This fun camp is all about tie-dye! Campers will create tie-dye tee-shirts in the beginning of the week, to proudly wear on the last day.  We will also paint and decorate the horses on Friday, with a tie-dye theme.  Students will learn about horse safety, grooming, and riding and participate in other fun arts & crafts.

Horsemanship Camp:

Our Horsemanship Camp will focus on the basic principles of horsemanship, from the ground up!  Groundwork is key this week, as our students focus on horse body-language and learn to feel even more comfortable around horses in a safe environment.  Students will learn lunging and free lunging, practice different exercises in the saddle, and explore how to form a bond with our lesson horses. They will also get an inside look as to how we go about training younger, inexperienced horses.  This is a great camp for everyone – from the timid first-time rider to the more experienced student looking to expand their horsemanship knowledge.

Hanging Heart Ranch summer horse camps provide fun and experience for all campers from beginning to advanced riders. All of the individual information about each camp pricing and dates can be found on the Hanging Heart Ranch website.


Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family.

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