Giddy Up and Whoa – It’s on a Horse and Wagon Ride We Go
Learn about horses, how important they are to us today and especially to people a long time ago. Students will take a wagon ride, visit animals in the barn and tour the Museum.
May 2, 2024 - | North Battleford
$4 per student
Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.
Giddy Up and Whoa focuses on horses and touches on some of the roles they have played in Saskatchewan’s history. Before automobiles, horses and horse-drawn vehicles were one of the main means of transportation for people and goods. Horses also provided the power for large industrial equipment, like agricultural plows.
Students will experience a horse-drawn wagon ride, practice listening closely to and describing what they hear along the ride, explore how a horse’s body language reflects their emotions, see our big red barn, learn new vocabulary (like “saddle,” “corral,” and “tack”), make a take home craft, and talk about how humans help care for horses.
- Horse-drawn wagon ride
- Explore horse body language and emotions
- Visit to the WDM Barn
- Bridle demonstration
- Take home craft
This program meets many of the Essential Learning Experiences for Three-, Four-, and Five – Year -Olds recommended by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, Early Years Branch including:
- Experiencing heightened sensory awareness through guided listening exercises while riding in the wagon
- Taking the perspective of others and showing empathy by learning that horses have emotions and how they express them
- Identifying and regulating emotions, including using “feeling words” in discussions about and comparisons with horses’ emotions
- Developing fine motor skills through the creation of a craft
How to book or inquire
Registration deadline: April 29, 2024.
Classes will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
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