In every Amazing Horse Country clinic or lesson, we touch on some basic elements of liberty work. If you've attended our clinics before, you might have picked up on that. We work on having your horse follow your focus in the groundwork and riding. We build a team with you and your horse based on trust and leadership - in the way the horse understands it.
We've had clients in our Progressive Clinics work on liberty exercises and guess what? They're hooked as soon as they discover how it can change their riding for the better. Just imagine: asking your horse to perform balanced turns, gait changes and lateral work with a completely engaged horse free of stress and tension.
The feeling is incredible. Imagine teaching a horse to work a cow, perform a reining or dressage manoever without ever pulling on a rein or kicking. Honestly, there are only two things necessary for this to happen:
1) Your horse views you as a lead horse, and
2) We learn to use their native lanuage of space and energy.
The liberty clinic focuses on these elements. We'll work on strengthening your leader-follower agreement with your horse, delve into the horse's mind and anatomy to really learn how he works and work on mastering our communication.
The Liberty Clinic is a combination of groundwork and riding: we build it on the ground, then ride it. We work in both group and one-on-one exercises using the arena, round pen and outdoor areas to develop our skills. Like all of our clinics, the Liberty Clinic is a fun, positive experience focusing on your success.
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Simply sign up for an Amazing Horse Country account, then when you're signed in, visit the schedule page and click on 'sign me up!'. That's it!
Not at all. We welcome everyone from experienced riders with experienced horses, to people with colts, to people that have never worked with a horse before. The only prerequisite is that you're open to learning something new and having a good time doing it.
We encourage families to attend.
Both and neither! All disciplines and breeds are welcome.
No. The goal is to learn and to take away a few tools to put in your horsemanship toolbox. Your standard is one that you set yourself. You might find that you'll be exploring areas of learning with your horse that you may not have realized existed.
Nope. Put gas in truck, put horse in trailer, and head on over.
Not a problem! Opportunities are available to partner up with one of the ranch horses. If you've never worked with a horse before this is a perfect place to get started. Training and one-on-one lessons are also available outside these clinics with the individual instructors.
The Amazing Horse Country Ranch is located 38km west of Innisfail, Alberta on Highway 54.
We'll send maps and driving directions out in your registration packages. You can also find us on Google Maps. Spruce View is the nearest town and boasts a gas bar, grocery store, ag center, restaurant, motel, pub, post office and liquor store.
If you are staying overnight:
You are responsible for your own meals, beverages and snacks.
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