Into the West: Clare island

Friday December 10th 2010 11:20:08 AM

Into the West: The Magic of Midsummer on Clare Island, West of Ireland

Basic Skills to Natural Horsemanship using Positive Horsemanship methods
20th and 21st June 2011

This tried and tested two day course will cover natural horsemanship from the very start and focuses on interacting with the horse on the ground by looking at:
-Why using a natural approach works and is safer for horse and handler
-The Positive attitude of the handler and therefore the horse.
-Approaching, catching and interacting with the horse in field or stable when he is loose.
-Leading (touching on loading into trailers and crossing water etc.)
-Being in control of the horse’s feet.
-Identifying and releasing ‘braces and blocks’ in horse and handler.
-Moving the horse around in a light and polite manner.

This course has been running for over six years, is always oversubscribed and has been described as ‘the course that changes the lives of people and their horses’.
We have horses for you to borrow or you can bring your own by prior arrangement. No previous experience is necessary.
After a short ferry journey from the mainland the course begins on Monday morning 20th June with an overnight stay in comfortable cottage accommodation and finishes at 4.30pm on Tuesday 21st June. All meals, notes, instruction and use of our horses etc are included. Cost E220 euros.
Please book direct with our hosts Christophe and Ciara on Clare Island.
Please access their website to see fabulous photos and find out about this very special place.

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