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Tools for synchronizing horses and riders. Working through horse and rider challenges. This is an in-‐service workshop day for all riding instructors at all levels and disciplines. This is a collegial event–an opportunity for professional discussions and networking.
Friday Aug. 10, 2018
C onnected R iding
PRESENTED B Y:
INTERNATIONAL C LINICIAN, AUTHOR, A ND F OUNDER O F CONNECTED R IDING®:
ADDITIONAL P RESENTERS: Deb Davies, Diane Sept, Jillian Kreinbring
Riding instruction is more than a labor of love. Agenda • Jillian Kreinbring: Recognizing Equine Compensation Patterns to Help Guide Instruction. Looking at
9 a.m. -‐ 1 p.m. at the Hooved Animal Humane Society 10804 McConnell Rd.
1:30-‐5 p.m. at KarMik Acres 4010 South Cherry Valley Rd. Woodstock, I L 60098
$125 per person includes lunch
Contact Stephanie: firstname.lastname@example.org
our horses’ bodies with new eyes-‐ what creates the shape of a horse, and what expectations follow?
• Deborah Davies: Supporting the Equine Nervous System Through 8 Points of Connection. See how “8 points of connection” can positively impact the equine nervous system and inform behavior.
• Diane J. Sept: Five Foundations for Horses: Feet, Saddles, Teeth, Nutrition & Environment. Making the best of what you have–the impact of holistic care.
• Peggy Cummings: Synchronizing horse and rider for mutual beneﬁt of both. Tips for creating the ﬂow that every rider seeks, the ease of being one with the horse..
• Demonstrations with horses in the afternoon.
Enrich Your Program BOOK YOUR S POT N OW S O WE C AN R ESERVE YOUR CATERED L UNCH!
To register go to: www.SchoolofConnectedRiding.org Reserve your spot now. Please forward to your peers.
8 • HORSES MAGAZINE • July 2018 • Download and View FREE on-line at www.horsesmagazine.com
Beat Help your horse stay calm and spook-free on the trail with these tips. #1 Warm Up with Groundwork Before hitting the trail, be sure your horse is in the right frame of mind, meaning he’s calm, using the thinking side of his brain and focused on you. Most of the time, horses spook because they’re fresh and using the reactive side of their brain. Don’t just pull your horse out of the pasture, throw the saddle on him and head out on the trail. Set yourself up for success by practicing groundwork and reminding your horse that you are the leader and he needs to respect you and let you call the shots. If you’re at home, practice groundwork exercises like Lunging for Respect, Sidepassing, etc. in the arena. If you’ve trailered your horse somewhere for a ride, find an open area where you can get his feet moving and changing directions. Remember, in order to get a horse to respect you and use the thinking side of his brain, you have to move his feet forwards, backwards, left and right. The more you ask the horse to change directions, the quicker you’ll get his attention. The entire time that you’re working with the horse on the ground, he should be hustling
July 2018 Horses Magazine