The Language of the Horse
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Horses are amazing animals with a deep sense of intuition and an exacting judgement on trust and partnership. They are connected to the land and their surroundings innately, and instinctively pick up on subtle signs of confidence or lack thereof. Because they are such powerful creatures, we forget about their sensitivity and their real power of teaching us about the land and about ourselves. This clinic has been specifically designed to show us this side of them.
You’ll learn from Jeannie Parkinson, a licensed Natural Horsemanship instructor who has worked with horses in a respectful, partner-based way for over 15 years. She has developed insight into how horses think, and how to communicate them in a way that is frank and effective.
Through this clinic, you’ll begin to learn how to read a horse’s body language, develop a deeper awareness of your own body language and how it affects and moves the horse. You’ll learn about horse behavior, and tips on how to feel connected. We’ll touch on how horses communicate with one another, and how to help them see you as a leader. We won’t be riding in this clinic, as the focus is on groundwork and connection. This clinic is a great precursor for those wanting a good foundation for riding, or for just an experience of working with one, one on one.
This clinic is appropriate for both beginners and experts. Those who may have felt nervous around horses and need a safe, supportive environment, and those who have always wanted to connect with a horse.
Clinics are for ages 10 to 100+, with personalized instruction as the groups will be small. If you have an 8 or 9 year old who is interested in and has a strong, personal desire to work with horses, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take a phone call with you to ensure that it will be a good fit.
You will work with our three horses, Boogie, Dublin and Flora. You do NOT need horse to attend.
*Clinics are non-refundable