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SILVER SADDLES

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man,” noted Winston Churchill. This statement is never truer than at the Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School (STARS) located in Sioux City. The PATH certified staff at STARS has created a program designed for Lifelong Learning members over 50 who want to connect or reconnect with horses and get some exercise.

The Silver Saddles program will provide you with a deeper understanding of horses, how to move safely around them, and an opportunity to develop elementary riding skills.

The STARS staff has had a great deal of experience working with individuals who have had little or no previous interaction with horses. You will learn how to bond, feed, and eventually enjoy a gentle ride with the horses at the STARS facility.

Similar programs around the country have found that seniors can improve balance, flexibility, and endurance as a result of this kind of activity. There are also psychological benefits, such as developing a sense of meaning, promoting social connections, and acquiring a sense of accomplishment.

Our class Learning to Communicate with Horses, is a prerequisite for taking Silver Saddles. The earlier class is designed to ensure that you are comfortable being around horses and know how to communicate with them.

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 6, 13, 20 AND 27; 10 TO 11:30 A.M.

Location: STARS Riding Center, 33148 K-22 (1 1⁄2 miles north of Mike’s Saloon)
Fee: $90 / Min: 4 / Max: 8
Lifelong Learning membership required

Course #18/FY-CPDV-2645-02
Prerequisite: #18/FY-CPDV-2631-02 

 

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