Kids kickstart summer at horse camp

Brittany Ball rides her horse, Cisco, around the fenced in arena.

Zach Robinette, 13, sits on his horse, Umiz, before practicing barrels.

Katy Zitek, 13, puts a saddle on her horse, Starlite.

Geizi Amon, 12, stands next to his horse, Shoshoni.

Hannah Abfall, 13, poses with her horse, Skip.

Cots and blow-up mattresses line the walls in Barn 17 where all the girl campers sleep.

Horse camp participants sit and listen to Mike Geiger talk about horse body conditioning and vital signs.

Kelsey Leyva | Wellington Enterprise

Fifteen kids participated in the Lorain County 4-H saddle horse camp June 7-9 at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. They learned about horses, played games, practiced riding, and met new friends. This is the 18th year for the saddle horse camp, but the miniature horse camp, which was stupposed to be June 10-12, was canceled because of too few sign-ups.