For over 12 years Nickajack Farms has been offering educational programming on the farm. We are excited to announce we have added to our programs. Remember each tour with the includes*:
- A scenic 1/2 hour hay ride around the fields and crops of the farm.
- Unguided visit to Farmer Joe’s Barnyard, Rascal’s Roundup, Play Ground, Discovery Barn, Activity Barn and Horse Education Center.
- Each student will receive a Nickajack Farms coloring book. This special book focus’s on agriculture and food production.
- Feel free to bring lunch
Horse Course Tours are available year round! Join our Riding Academy Education staff in the barn and have a hands on learning experience about:
Students will learn about where horses came from , horse evolution and their uses today. They will also spend some time talking about why the state of Ohio is one of the leaders in the Equine industry. This is a great learning experience for older students 4th grade and up.
Educators will cover: a general overview of Horse Anatomy, conformation standards and conformation flaws. Students will spend time looking at several horses and determine their best look based on conformation.
Students will learn about safety, specifics of handling horses and basic procedures to keep handlers and horse happy and healthy. Students will learn grooming techniques, handling the horse in the stall, pasture and leading. They will practice grooming, learning about which tools are used when. They will also cover hoof care and trimming.