The Mustang Ambassador Program (MAP) partners mustangs with area youth to provide a navigational tool (a map) for their lives and helps them learn necessary leadership skills for success.
Youth learn foundational principles of leadership throughout the program; they learn responsibility and work ethic (self-management) through the care and feeding of the animals; they learn how relationship with the horses which includes respect and empathy is necessary to building healthy relationships outside the arena; they learn about the importance of clear communication both with the horse and within human relationships; finally they gain an understanding of the importance of healthy problem solving and working out issues they may have.
Students have an end-of-the-week performance evaluation in the form of a horse show where they show off their leadership skills as well as the horsemanship skills they have acquired during the week.
The program teaches ground horsemanship skills as well as English and western riding disciplines.
The leadership day camps are one week in length and include a performance on the last day.
The following are the dates for the 2017 summer season:
June 12-16; June 26-30
July 17-21 (FULL); July 31-August 4 (FULL)