04/05/2020 - 05/05/2020
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Invercargill, New Zealand,
2 Day Horsemanship Clinic in Invercargill
For more information or reserve your spot – email our clinic hose: Tracy at [email protected]
Date: Mon 4 – Tue 5th May
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Cost: $300 per participant (for both days incl gst) + arena fee
Arena Fee: To be confirmed
Spectators: $30 for 1 day or $50 for both days
Participants limited to 10. Spaces in the Clinic are run on a first-in first-served basis, with your spot confirmed by a non-refundable 50% deposit, due at time of booking. If for some reason you have paid the non-refundable deposit, but are unable to make the clinic – you will only be refunded the deposit if you are able to find a rider to replace your spot or if the clinic is full and there is a waiting list with someone who would like to take your spot.
The emphasis in all Clinics is always on learning to communicate more effectively through “feel”, timing, and balance, building a working relationship based on respect and trust between horse & rider. All Clinics are flexible based on participant’s skill/experience levels.
*Please note* Ben works each clinic with who comes and where they are at with their horse. We don’t really label our Horsemanship Clinics as “Horsemanship 1” or “Horsemanship 2” anymore – as people always class themselves wrong. For example – we have people who have ridden their entire life, but never done any horsemanship, try to book into ‘advanced horsemanship clinic’ as they are ‘advanced riders’ and on the other hand we have beginner riders at the start of their horse journey who are naturals – but they only count themselves as ‘beginners’ when they could easily fit into an intermediate class. So we gave up putting labels on clinics and work each clinic differently.
The mornings may be spent on the ground doing foundational ground work followed by transferring those lessons learnt to the ridden work in the afternoon. Subjects covered may include (but are not limited to)
• Discussing the feet/mind/leadership connection and other foundational Horsemanship principles
• Learning how to be safer around your horse and develop a great partnership
• Understanding why you need to be the leader and how to become the leader
• Why respect is so important
• Understanding the relationship of pressure, release, and timing
• Techniques that are foundational to producing a well trained saddle horse suitable for basic riding and that understands and is obedient to a variety of cues
• Foundational Groundwork and how it prepares the horse to be ridden
• Basic Riding – Applying principles and feel learned on the ground
• Training and learning to “feel” and read the 4 areas of the horse both on the ground and under saddle – Head and Neck, Shoulders, Ribcage and Hindquarters
• Techniques both on the ground and under saddle that are fundamental to progressing from a basic level, applicable to horses and riders involved in any equestrian work, sport or discipline.
• Proper desensitization
• Fine-tuning Basic Groundwork, moving on to more advanced Groundwork
• Riding – Continuing to up-skill, more advanced maneuvers and opportunities to better feel and timing.
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