In the heart of every young boy is a deep down desire to relive some of the excitement of the old west…to be a cowboy.
Our goal is not only to teach how to ride, but to experience the challenges and rewards that come with true trail riding. Our campers ride along, across and even swim through the river. They ride up the La Junta hills, crashing through the brush, and climbing stone bluffs. Our staff teach the boys how to sit (and stay in) their saddle in numerous conditions along various terrains. Rarely do they settle for a straight, flat, simple trail ride. Our goal is to produce confident horsemen.
Instruction begins for all campers in the riding arena with direct counselor supervision and campers progress over the term to the picturesque riding trails that criss cross the La Junta hills and riverfront.
La Junta’s stables, round pen and arena complex make the perfect home base for this traditional activity. We own our entire string of over 30 camp horses, helping to assure not only healthy animals but a continuity which allows our riding staff to properly pair horse with rider.
This activity is offered to all campers.