Nine-year-old Adelei Caskey, of Ashland, Ky., performs walking exercises in the barn arena with one of the hoses housed at the Ohio University Horse Park at the annual Horse Lover’s Camp. Children learn about horses from how to groom them, their behaviors, tacking, untacking as well as how to ride.
Seven-year-old Cynthia Shope, left, works with volunteer Jackie Crown learning how to groom and care for the horses at the Ohio Horse Park.
Participants in the annual Horse Lover’s Camp gather together to hear about what will take place for that day.
Twelve-year-old Kaeli Huff guides Winnie the horse during a morning exercise.
Six-year-old Ava Dufore works with volunteer Julie Lester while learning to groom and tact a horse during horse camp.
Eleven-year-old Abby Collins, of Coal Grove, has fun painting designs on Hank the horse.
Addie Caskey helps to delivery needed horse blanks to her awaiting sister Adelei. Both girls asked to take part in the Horse Lover’s Camp as their birthday gift.
Campbell Hairston along with fellow horse enthusiast’s gear up for their late morning horseback ride.
Eight-year-old Allison Mineer gets familiar with horseback riding while practicing riding routines.