You'll launch into our unique style of horsemanship, learning how horses communicate, think and how their bodies work - essentials for all riders, coaches and trainers. We start off with exercises in the arena designed to build your leadership and communication skills with your horse and make you a solid team. We put all our new skills to practice on the extensive obstacle course and trails to make this a well rounded clinic.
In this unique clinic we make use of the following:
- Groundwork and Liberty - creating a productive leadership relationship with your horse. Having your horse follow your energy, focus and presentation.
- Obstacle Course - adding the important element of trust by working through a variety of obstacles and games designed to get you and your horse thinking together as a team.
- Trail Course - getting out of the arena allows you to explore your relationship with your horse in a realistic environment with trees, hills, bridges and a water crossing.
There is no requirement to ride your your horse in this clinic - it's perfect for groundwork, colt starting, etc.
Our innovative trail obstacle collection includes a suspension bridge, rain, lightning, thunder, waterfall with a water crossing and much much more. We work together to develop a trusted relationship between you and your horse, so your horse will want to try anything with you.
If you've been in our clinics before, this is a combination of the Trail 1 and Obstacle 1 courses (which were nearly identical), with some liberty and groundwork that helps build a connection in the riding. If you haven't had your horse in one of our clinics before, this is the place to start.
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