A Horseless event! That’s right you don’t need to bring a horse. We will supply them. No need to fret about trailer travel.
I will be setting up specific types of obstacles to work with at different levels. Progress as you go/horse.
1) I will also be asking you to help me with filming my teaching in order to aquire my Horse Agility Certification.
2) I will also have my little guy Troubadour involved. It will be his debut. My purpose is exposrure to different handlers and tasks. Naturally we will keep it very short simple with him . But he will be an active participant.
Your help will be greatly appreciated. It takes a village !
Fee: 25.00/pp . We will begin at 10:30AM -12:30 . Pot Luck I will supply soup at the house. We resume play at 1:30-3:30 All approximates.
Bring a guest get 5.00 off your entry x as many guests as you bring. What a deal!
What will you learn? Alot! Horse handling is different with each horse and with the 5 I have here I can asure you they are all different and at all levels. Everyone will be encouraged to rotate between horses to learn the most from them.
As we begin note the frozen stance and fixed face( no blinking or licking). As I know Reba well enough now, I can go to a place in which she feels a bit pushed and respectfully ask her to trust me as I respectfully acknowledge her feelings. Softly and slowly I introduce the Hoop. No one is home…..She has gone to a safe place in her own mind. Continued softness and quiet ebb and flow with the hoop brings us to a point were she chooses to acknowledge the hoop. A break through. Then we can see her lick and chew. These are the first signs Reba has come back from her safe place. She is now thinking and able to comprehend and process.
** It should be noted that if we push a horse too hard, being direct line for our human pleasure of “Instant gratification”, while in this type of frozen “hiding” state they can “React” erratically . What we want is to have them “Respond” which is what Reba show us so very well.
You need to know your horse well to know how you can ask them to handle “tough” situations.