- Communication is the most rewarding skill
April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, April 29, 2017
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 horse saying “yes, “no”, or “maybe”, and how to respond meaningfully
The first conversation: The Warm Up
Establishing a leadership role your horse will embrace
Leading your horse to his comfort zone and creating a round top line
Riding the Free walk and jog. Timing of aids and reward
Succeeding every ride. ride an elementary obstacle course while listening to your horse.
Riding accurately to build consistency and understanding
Getting your horse to say, “yes” at every challenge
Creating understanding and willingness is the biggest reward
Signs of tension, relaxation and understanding.
$70.00- per clinic members
$85.00- per clinic non-members
Free – all day member auditor
$10.00- all day non-member auditor- pay at door
Each clinic will be limited to 10 riders
In case of weather cancellations please check your email by 7:00 a.m. that morning. Changes will also be posted on our website home page.
Our cancellation policy can be found under FAQs on our website.
Bring your own water, food, and horse equipment
No dogs allowed inside arena