January 20th. 10.30am - 1.30pm. Straightening the Crooked Horse. *What do you need to know about your horse’s asymmetry in order to help him be straighter, sounder, more relaxed and enjoy his career as a ridden horse more? *What are the links between a horse’s brain and body when it comes to his crookedness? * What will happen if we don’t ‘ride our horse straight’.
March 9th. 10-1pm. What does my horse think about me *What kind of human would a horse like to hang out with? *What is the critical difference between ‘niceness’ and ‘kindness’ when it comes to horses? *How can I be curious about the messages my horse is giving me, and be braver with testing out appropriate responses? *Can I move from blaming my horse or myself to something more helpful to us both?
April 6th. 20-2.30pm. How to School a Horse. * How to develop an ongoing, interesting and useful schooling plan for your horse when your instructor isn’t in the arena. * An opportunity to share a logical progression of schooling and teaching that will make sense to you and your horse. * Develop an understanding of the framework of schooling in order that you can respond with an ‘it depends’ attitude! *Never be bored in the school again! All demonstrations are at Higher Langdon Barn, North Bovey. £20 per person, booking essential. (Please PM me to book). Refreshments provided, but please bring lunch.
I can help with most issues of riding and horsemanship, and enjoy giving people the skills and knowledge they need to become their horse’s best teacher. I believe anyone has the ability to become a great horse-person, and teach in a way which is accessible to everyone.
"What a fella needs to be aware of is that horsemanship through feel is handed down from one friend to another. It isn't for sale, no it isn't for sale. And I'd rather think that any fella, before he gets too far along on the training end of things where horses are concerned, should know about this from the start." Bill Dorrance, True Horsemanship Through Feel.
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