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Love horse riding and enjoying the beautiful nature? In that case HEY! Belgium encourages you to enjoy one of the summer camps at La Ferme du Parc, in the rural area of Silly. There is a riding school situated in a completely restored 17th-century farmhouse where horses are also bred. Did you know that Belgium is one of the best horse breeding countries in the world? The riding school organizes the camps for children from 5 up to 18 years old. The center is located at 40 km from Brussels Charleroi airport, so that makes it easy to get there.
Horse riding has many different forms. It is hard to learn, but Le Centre Equestre la Licorne offers a beautiful spot surrounded by the nature of the Ardennes, which will stimulate to start the learning progress. The starting day of the camp will contain a riding lesson of an hour twice.
Day 2: Learn more about horses
The children will have made progress after the first day of lessons from certified trainers. The most important element of learning is to repeat. This day contains two riding lessons of an hour, to maintain the progress.
Grooming for horses
The children will practice and learn how to take care of the horses, at Le Centre Equestre la Licorne. It is important that the horses are well cared for and before that is done properly, exercise is needed first. Having a horse is not only about riding it.
Day 3: A theoretical day
After the progress made in the first two days, the children will follow 2 more lessons of an hour this day, to keep the skills up-to-date.
Learning how to handle a horse
Besides taking care of horses, it is also important to know how to deal with a horse. The children need to know what horses like and especially what they do not like. In this course that will be taught to the children.