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Horseback Riding Counselors

Riding counselors are responsible for teaching the fundamentals of western riding and horse care. Campers are taught how to mount, dismount, saddle, bridle, position hands and feet, rein, and tie proper knots along with etiquette and safety practices around horses. We teach limited English seat (older units) in addition to our primary western seat. Riding counselors will ride all week, with all-day rides, half-day rides in the ring or adjoining ranch, multi-day rides, and horse packing trips. Cheley owns over 145 horses along with full tack for each. We wear riding helmets, along with typical western style wear and heeled riding boots. There are three riding counselors in each unit. Riding counselors should have prior riding experience. Riding counselors need CPR, and Wilderness First Aid.

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