Since the last blog post the girls have all been very busy with lots of different activities. We have been learning lots about our horses. The girls are getting to know their horses really well – both during their riding lessons and ground lessons, and have learnt lots, such as different horse breeds and colours! The girls performed their own horseless horse show where they designed an obstacle course and then each took turns to be the horse themselves to go around it, which they all found hilarious and loved!

We have played some sports activities, one of which was Alaska Baseball, which is a team game but also helped all the girls get to know each other from different yurts and other riding groups. Last night’s evening program was Wells Fargo, and was a huge hit with the girls as they’re already asking if they can play it again! It involves two teams, where each team has some gold in each of their banks, which the other team can steal and win for their own team. 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!!

The girls have also spent time at our waterfront swimming, and creaking in our stream, as well as boating at the farm – all have been really enjoyed by the girls and they all seem to love the water! We have also been doing some arts and crafts, where they have been really creative with the paint in decorating their Nalgene water bottles, as well as making some interesting candles!

The girls have had the chance to choose an activity during hang out, and these vary each day so there is lots of choice! Gaga ball, volleyball, and drawing games have all been a really popular choice! We have also had some down time during all the busiest and fun where we had a movie night! The girls all got into their PJs and snuggled up for an evening of movie watching, eating lots of popcorn and drinking delicious hot chocolate of course!

Tonight’s evening program is a nature night hike, which will be really fun for the girls to dress in dark clothes and camouflage themselves for the games during the hike!

 

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