Horsemanship Classes

Basic Horsemanship I

Before you slide up into the saddle, take the time to get to know horse basics. Soak in knowledge like reading a horse's body language, catching and haltering, hand-walking a horse, getting to know brushes and tools, and learning how to tack up and untack a horse. This 1.5 hour class is a requirement for any beginner who wants to move into riding lessons. This class is groundwork only, no riding.

Basic Horsemanship II

Take your know-how of the equine species to the next level with this 1.5 hour groundwork course that includes topics such as herd dynamics, breed characteristics, anatomy, and horse health care (think: colic, heat stress, wound care). There is no riding during this course, but you'll certainly be more familiar with the next horse you ride.

Horsemanship Class Details

What to Wear:
Please dress in closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes that can get a little dirty. Horsemanship programs will run rain, snow, or shine, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

What to Bring: Bring a full reusable water bottle.

Note on Adult Attendance: Children must be accompanied by an adult for all horse programs. One adult may accompany more than one child.

Location: Backcountry Outdoor Center Horse Corrals; 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125. Click for map and directions

Refund Policy: 
Refund and/or transfer requests must be made 5 days prior to the start date of the program for a full refund minus a $5 processing fee.

Questions? Contact Carly Boyd at or 303-471-7078.

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