Irresponsible camp staff
We think the premise of the stables is very admirable as a "safe haven" for unwanted and abused horses. However, our child almost drowned due to the negligence and instigation of a staff member (10-12 year old boy). Even though our child pleaded to the staff member (boy) that she didn't know how to swim the staff member drugged her to the deep water of the creek and flipped her tube over. Other teenage staff witness and confirmed the event. My daughter went under two times before anyone helped her. There was NO adult supervision or anyone certified as a life guard. After my daughter told me of the event we asked that the boy be released from his duties. AJ the barn manager, stated that the boy/staff member was no longer welcome to volunteer at the stables and would be notified the following day. He came everyday for the remaining of the week. He would arrive after the start of the camp and would leave before the parents picked up the children. I believe she had no intention of letting go of this boy and lie to us. We allowed her to finish that week with the understanding that she was not allowed in the creek. She will never go back. Needless to say, even though the animals are really sweet and well taken care of I am still concerned about the well being of the campers.