Mahogany Bay Farm's Equine Science Club will enhance your unmounted equine knowledge. It is designed for all horse lovers who wish to learn more about our equine friends through hands-on educational horsemanship.
Each class focuses on a specific equine-related topic. Previous topics include: taking horse vital signs and determining equine body condition score, leg anatomy and wrapping legs, carrot stretches including the muscles they affect, the benefits, and how to perform them, tack fitting and parts of the tack.
Future topics include: parasite control and deworming, hoof care and thrush, effective stable management practices, equine first aid, winter horse blanketing, and horse diseases including colic- what is it, signs to look for, what to do, and prevention.
Please join us once a month at the farm for these 1.5-hour classes on Saturday afternoons. Please contact us to reserve your spot. Space is limited!
The working student horsemanship program at Mahogany Bay Farm provides students 10 years old and over the opportunity to immerse themselves in learning all aspects of horse care and stable management. In exchange, the students learn and improve their groundwork and horsemanship skills.
What is groundwork? Groundwork is anything you do with your horse on the ground. Leading, backing, standing, yielding, circling, ground tying, following the leader, etc. Groundwork creates exceptional ground manners as well as, trust and respect with our equine partners. Effective and successful groundwork is gained through patience, praise, and repetition.
Mahogany Bay Farm working students participate in a work exchange program on select Saturdays. Working students help in the daily operations of managing a horse farm from mucking stalls to cleaning tack to feeding horses. Working students gain valuable knowledge and experience needed in owning their own horse and managing horse farms and equestrian centers.
A love of horses, desire to work hard and eagerness to learn is essential. There is always plenty of work to be done, but a fun group of horse-crazy kids, teenagers and adults make for a great working and learning atmosphere!
If you are interested in the Working Student Horsemanship Program, then contact Erin! Please dress for the weather and bring a lunch, snack & drinks.