The Midland Horse Program goes beyond riding and is rooted in the principles of natural horsemanship. We focus on horse behavior, playing with the horse on the ground and building confidence in both horse and rider to develop a partnership. We build on purpose-based riding to develop skills, in and out of the arena, by teaching how to communicate with lightness and focus. We explore different performance-based disciplines such as cow working, cowboy dressage, drills and trail classes. All participants learn preventative veterinary care, nutrition, pasture management, and how to safely handle horses of all “personalities” from the Midland herd. Students in the Horse Program may enjoy Midland’s 25 miles of trails, participate in horse camping trips and help with ranch related activities while on horseback.