Our horseback riding program caters to riders of all abilities, whether a camper has years of riding experience or has never sat on a horse. Campers are sure to spend some of their most exciting hours at camp learning about, caring for, and riding these magnificent animals.
When campers arrive at CSM, they will be classified based on their riding skills: as Cowboys, Mavericks, Caballeros, Wranglers or Bronc Busters. Each of the classifications is designed in order to give campers the appropriate instruction based upon their abilities.
All campers are guaranteed two riding programs each week they are at camp, with each lasting at least one hour. In addition, we teach a horsemanship program where campers are given the chance to groom, feed and care for the horses.
Many campers enjoy their time at the corral so much that they also choose to attend our one-week Horse Camp. This specialty camp session provides them with a more focused riding program in which to hone their skills.
Safety is a #1 concern with all of CSM’s activities. Our corral instructors are all trained according to the ACA Equestrian Management and the State of Michigan standards. Campers are always supervised by a trained staff member and appropriate safety equipment is worn whenever riding, including an ASTM approved riding helmet. (CSM provides helmets; however, campers may wear their personal helmet if it is ASTM approved and deemed in good condition by CSM’s riding staff).