Communication is the most rewarding skill

Communication Clinic Saturday, April 29, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Joyce Swanson Assistant: Cliff Swanson 9:00 am – 11:00 am Communication is the most rewarding skill How to “talk” to your horse. Consistent repetition and reward Maintaining your horses attention and willingness How to listen to your horse Is your […] Read more »

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Cultivating the Best in Each Rider

Cultivating the Best in Each Rider The Psychology of the Horse/Rider Team Saturday, April 29, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Ann Judge Assistant: Joyce Swanson 11:30 am – 1:30 pm We have stories and so do our horses.  If you have trouble listening to someone’s story and they are […] Read more »

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Improving Balance and Suppleness

Improving Balance and Suppleness Saturday, April 29, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Cliff Swanson Assistant: Ann Judge 2:00 pn – 4:00 pm Movement for function Increasing your horse’s athletic ability and willingness Using transitions, change of direction and reinbacks to improve and develop balance and suppleness. Why lateral movements?  […] Read more »

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Synergy with Your Horse

Synergy with Your Horse How to Attain a Ride that is Smooth and Seems to Flow Effortlessly Sunday, April 30, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Cliff Swanson Assistant: Joyce Swanson 9:00 am – 11:00 am Feel is different than responding mechanically to your horse Effective transitions make a difference […] Read more »

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Equitation to Improve Balance and Accuracy

Equitation to Improve Balance and Accuracy Sunday, April 30, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Ann Judge Assistant: Joyce Swanson 11:30 am – 1:30 pm History and theory behind the desired seat Why must we keep our shoulders in a T and arc through the waist when bending or turning. […] Read more »

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Ride-A-Test

Ride-A-Test Sunday, April 30, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Judges:  Joyce Swanson / Ann Judge Coaches:  Cliff Swanson / Ann Judge 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Try out one of the new Western Dressage 2017 tests!  You will be scored by a qualified Western Dressage judge and then provided time […] Read more »

Ride A Test

Ride-A-Test Sunday, April 30, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Judges:  Joyce Swanson / Ann Judge Coaches:  Cliff Swanson / Ann Judge 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Try out one of the new Western Dressage 2017 tests!  You will be scored by a qualified Western Dressage judge and then provided time […] Read more »

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Breaking Down Test Elements to Ensure Success

Clinic before Horseshow Expose your horse to the Douglas County arena before the show Breaking Down Test Elements to Ensure Success Friday, June 23, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Cliff Swanson Assistant: Frances Carbonnel 9:00 am – 11:00 am Wow the judge with the correct approach and halt at […] Read more »

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Basic Level Test Movements and the New Equitation Division

Clinic before Horseshow Expose your horse to the Douglas County arena before the show Basic Level Test Movements and the New Equitation Division Friday, June 23, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Cliff Swanson Assistant: Juilie Lorton 11:30 am – 1:30 pm The new collective marks on the new test.  […] Read more »

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Integrating the Western Dressage Test Movements with Practical Trail Applications

Clinic before Horseshow Expose your horse to the Douglas County arena before the show Integrating the Western Dressage Test Movements with Practical Trail Applications Friday, June 23, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Frances Carbonnel Assistant: Juilie Lorton 2:00 pm  – 4:00 pm Navigation of the Western Dressage Arena & […] Read more »

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