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wrangler program

The Wrangler Program at Horse Heritage focuses on leadership, team building and cooperation in a horse-related setting.  Participants also develop their horse knowledge and teaching skills. 


Wrangler-in-Training (WIT) is a program designed for those who are 13-16 years old.  WITs focus on horse care and handling on the ground.  They will be involved with assisting Wranglers teach and lead campers in a variety of horse related games and activities.  WITs will also be expected to ride horses during trail rides and participate with the Wranglers during non-teaching time. 
Prerequisite:  Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and be a team player.  Knowledge of horses is a plus but not required, however a desire to handle horses is a must.
This program involves an application and selection process that requires initiative and dedication from the applicant.  WITs are expected to attend 2 days of camp orientation and training in addition to their weeks of camp.

Wranglers are over 16 years of age.  Wranglers focus on the leadership and teaching skills.  They are expected to be enthusiastic and engage campers in the activities.  Wranglers are the assistant instructors and are expected to teach a variety of unmounted activities.  Wranglers need to be comfortable riding a horse.  During non-teaching time, wranglers need to be willing to participate in camp activities and be responsible leaders.
Prerequisite:  Knowledge of horses (know how to lead, tie, groom, saddle, bridle and control the horse at a walk and trot).  Bringing your own horse is optional and up to the discretion of the HHEP instructors for suitability of horse.
This program involves an application and selection process that requires initiative and dedication from the applicant.  Wranglers are expected to attend 2 days of camp orientation and training in addition to their weeks of camp.  Wranglers are expected to volunteer at least 3 hours for HHEP prior to qualification as a wrangler.