CANCELLED – Communication is the most rewarding skill

  • Communication is the most rewarding skill
    April 29, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am


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 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 12 riders

Day stalls available for $15 day

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




DC Indoor Arena, 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80135, United States