It has been a very busy start to session four at EVR! All of the girls were very excited to find out their horse assignments for the session yesterday morning! The girls all got to meet and ride their own horse yesterday, and had a ground lesson! Their ground lessons are times when they can learn about the horses, but from the ground. Their ground lesson today was about different parts of the horse, and yesterday’s was on breeds and colours of horses. They then put into practice at the barn using their knowledge on which breed and colour each horse was! The girls are already really enjoying learning lots and there are lots of other fun things to come!
When the girls aren’t riding or spending time at the barn grooming, tacking or having ground lessons – they’re always somewhere else doing something else super fun!! The girls all have a chance to go to waterfront everyday where they can relax and read, hangout with their friends, and of course cool off and go in the stream SWIMMING!! They have also had time at arts & crafts where they got to use all their creativity in decorating their own Nalgene water bottles with all the paint, glitter and ideas they could think of! They all look awesome!! The girls also had a chance to learn how to make different friendship bracelets at arts & crafts!
Last night our evening programme was WELLS FARGO!! It was a huge hit with the girls and they’re already asking when they can play it again! It involves two teams, where each team has some gold in each of their banks that the other team can steal and win. However everyone also has a sock attached to them, which can also be stolen, but once you lose a sock, you’re frozen until somebody gives you a sock they have collected back. Everyone loved this game because you can chose a strategy that suits you – meaning everyone got involved and had a great evening of fun!!
Today the rain can’t stop us from having fun either! Half of the girls were busy learning about different parts of the horse in their ground lesson, and the other half are focused using their creativity in arts & crafts making different collages! After this, half of the girls got to ride their horses whilst the others used their wilderness survival skills during shelter building!! This afternoon it was switched over so that everybody still got to ride, as well as the other fun activities!
For tonight’s evening activity the girls are going to play Boppers!! For this there are teams that must complete different stations as fast as they can without being frozen by the Boppers, or they must take part in a challenge to be free!

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