BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering a basic Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Ave.beginning Saturday, Sept.14tjh from 1-3 p.m. Horse Care Workshop 101 sections run for 5 consecutive weeks. Registration is now open.

Participants will learn the basics of horse care including the proper way to safely handle, groom, and tack up a horse.  The parts of the horse, saddle, and bridle are discussed, in addition to horse breeds, colors, and the roles the veterinarian and farrier play in basic horse care. There is no riding involved in this program.

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Registration is available online and in person at the Stable office and will be accepted up to the opening day of the Workshops as space permits. Fee is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents.

Lord Stirling Stable is situated on 500 acres with 18 miles of trails (wooded and fields), one indoor ring, three outdoor rings, and an outdoor jumping course.

For additional information, please call Lord Stirling Stable at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.  Individuals with a hearing or speech impairment can call NJ Relay Service at 711.