Bend: How the West Was Fun!


Soccer Ball – Well although I would consider all these horses do is play, there were very intentional times of creating play for the horses and children alike. The little interactions, the ranch games and hoedowns, are all surrounded with play.

They also have a giant soccer ball that is placed in the arena. The horses love working with this ball and kicking it around the corral. It is fun as you hear the children and staff cheer; but moreso seeing the horse’s reaction and delight indicates indeed they are having fun doing this too. Even when the horses are put up for the night, or resting for the day, the soccer ball is known to be engaged by the staff and adults in the corral too!