A horse is a horse, of course, of course
A horse is a horse, of course, of course
Posted on 02/20/2018

Students were able to sit on a saddle and learn the difference between a Western and an English saddle.  Students were able to sit on a saddle and learn the difference between a Western and an English saddle.  The fourth graders from Alta Vista Elementary weren’t just horsin’ around on their field trip to the Baylor Equestrian Center last week.  The Baylor Equestrian Team, one of Alta Vista’s Adopt-a-School Partners, hosted the fourth graders for an educational and fun-filled visit.

The group experienced different activities all around the center.  Students were able to sit on a saddle and learn the difference between a Western and an English saddle.  The fourth graders fed horses carrots and talked about the different types of food they eat.  The group also helped groom the horses and learned what it took to keep the horses in tip-top riding condition.  Members of the equestrian team even performed a few riding demonstrations to show students the two different types of riding; Western and English.

The trip was many of the students’ first time around horses, so it was an extra special treat for them to have the opportunity to experience something new.  Thank you to the Baylor Equestrian Team for providing such a fantastic afternoon for the Alta Vista fourth graders.

The fourth graders fed horses carrots and talked about the different types of food they eat.
The fourth graders fed horses carrots and talked about the different types of food they eat.

The group also helped groom the horses and learned what it took to keep the horses in tip-top riding condition.
The group also helped groom the horses and learned what it took to keep the horses in tip-top riding condition.

Members of the equestrian team even performed a few riding demonstrations to show students the two different types of riding; Western and English.
Members of the equestrian team even performed a few riding demonstrations to show students the two different types of riding; Western and English.