BASKING RIDGE — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Mini-Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.
Equine Mini-Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, beginning Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. Classes run from 1 to 3 p.m. for five consecutive weeks.
Participants will learn the proper way to safely handle a horse, groom, and tack up. The parts of the horse, saddle, and bridle are discussed, in addition to horse breeds, colors, and basic horse care. There is no riding involved in this program.
Registration is available in person at the stable office and will be accepted up to the opening day of the Workshops as space permits. The fee is $55 for Somerset County residents and $92.50 for non-residents.
Lord Stirling Stable is situated on 450 acres with 18 miles of trails (wooded and fields), one indoor ring, three outdoor rings, and an outdoor-jumping course.
For additional information, call Lord Stirling Stable at 1-908-766-5955. Individuals with a hearing or speech impairment can call NJ Relay Service at 711.
Blue “BOBO (Buy One – Bring One) Fridays” bins now are located at the Lord Stirling Stable and the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, as well as at the Somerset County Park Commission headquarters at North Branch Park in Bridgewater. The public is invited to drop off canned food or personal care items for donation to Somerset County food banks.
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