The Putnam Farm Program is an integral part of the TLC Rolling Ridge Residential and Country Day School programs. The farm program has been in operation since 1986.
The aim of the farm program is to provide our students with authentic experiences with the care and enjoyment of our farm animals, horses, sheep and chickens and other volunteer "critters".
Our students are provided supervision and instruction in the care of our horses, including basic feeding, grooming, tack, shoeing, and most importantly, riding skills.
We have a NARHA approved program and require that our staff are NARHA certified.
The equestrian program also includes two 5-week certification courses available to our students interested in developing additional knowledge and skill.
All of our residential and school staff are provided training and performance guidelines as part of our "Redbook" training manual. Further, staff training is provided by a NARHA certified TLC staff member.
The farm program is supported by a team of TLC staff. Two staff are assigned to the daily farm routine with special emphasis on the horses and sheep.
Our four facilities staff provide daily assistance as required to maintain stalls, pastures, fence, feed and hay delivery and storage. We have one facilities staff on Saturdays and two farm staff on weekends in addition to the brief residential student and staff visits to ride and / or provide care to the horses and sheep. Students provide care to animals as part of their overall program.
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