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Taught throughout the year with each class-day divided up into physical interaction with horses (feeding, grooming, groundwork, and riding practice) and units of interdisciplinary study in the classroom for instruction, discussion, and projects.

Science

• Ride Science: Riding Healthy Horses

• Biology of Horses: From the Inside Out (anatomy & physiology)

• Environmental Science: Horses and Ecosystems

• Genetics: Horse Breeding

• Horticulture: Gardening and Pasture Management

Math

• Horse Math: Measuring, Recording, & Statistics

• The Economics of Horse Ownership

History

• Famous Horses in History

• Art History and the Image of the Horse

Literature/Writing

• Horses in Literature, Myth, and Folktale

• Horses in Film

• Physical Education

• Horseback Riding

• Physical Conditioning for Better Riding(includes horseless training sessions)

• Groundwork

Social Studies

• Psychology/Sociology: Herd Dynamics

• Geography: Horses around the World (types and conformation)

• Human Geography: Cultures and Traditions of the Horse

• Anthropology: Horses, Humans, and Domestication

Art

• Drawing and Painting Horses

• Sculpting Horses

• Photographing Horses

While the curriculum modules above are important, perhaps the most important aspect of the Rainbow Ridge Farm Equestrian Center llc Equine-Based Home School Program is the way it nurtures strong resilient young people. Training and relating to horses on a regular basis develops compassion, problem-solving, and communication skills, while building leadership skills and self-confidence.

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