Connecting with Horses & Ground Skills – Introductory course – Moonbi, NSW – March 17-19

Connection & Feel

Three full days to immerse yourself in learning the philosophy and techniques of “Connecting with  Horses and Riding with Synchronicity”. This course is the most important of  all the courses I teach. It sets the foundation of concepts and principles from which all the rest is built. It is essential for all who are new to this teaching whether they are a beginner or had years of experience. It begins to teach people how to understand their horses minds, emotions and their physical bodies. It helps people understand that a lot of the difficult behaviours and emotions that they experience with horses are often actually reflections of themselves and that horses are often just showing humans the emotional issues or blockages or restrictions that they need to address within themselves. Learn about the spiritual nature of horses and the spiritual connection between horses and humans.  This course teaches the core principles of centering, breathing, body scanning, energy awareness and body language which are all essential keys to success with horses.  Begin the journey to becoming a “true” horseman. “True” meaning with the qualities that the horses themselves would choose to have in a horseman.

Connect with your horse’s heart and mind and hear what horses have to say. Learn to listen.

Learn the principles and qualities of great leadership

Learn the art of nonverbal communication – thoughts, energy and body language

Learn how horses learn

Learn the ever elusive and commonly unteachable quality of FEEL – mentally, emotionally, physically, energetically

Develop safe horse handling skills and habits on the ground.

Learn techniques on the ground that help horses to use their bodies with healthy biomechanics and lead into the fundamental aids and techniques used to ride horses in harmony and in a balanced and engaged way. The qualities of feel, timing and balance learned on the ground will help develop the skills you need to be a great rider.

As well as connecting with the horse, Mel specializes in teaching people to understand equine posture, balance and  biomechanics,  engagement and collection. This will be of particular importance to dressage riders but it is actually very important at its most fundamental level to riders of all disciplines, including trail riders. This course will teach people the beginnings of this learning. These principles can also be applied to driving and harness horses.


Come along with or without your horse. Of course if you can bring your horse along your learning will be maximized as nothing beats hands on experience and having direct feedback from a supportive instructor to accelerate your learning. However the other option for attending these courses is to come and participate without a horse, in which case you would actively participate in all of the theory sessions, Q & A sessions, body awareness and balance sessions, healing sessions and simulations as well as  watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice and experiment with the exercises and tasks.



The  investment to come with your horse for this 3 day course  – Early Bird Price $595 if you pay 50% by Jan 31st after that the price is $695. The investment to come without your horse is $95/day or $285 for the 3 days.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a raw beginner and/or feel very unconfident or unsafe in handling or riding your horse please contact me before registering and booking into this course with your horse. No stallions without prior permission.

For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel


“Alchemy  Place” Moonbi, NSW

Camping  $15/night/person
Power use $5/night
Horse stay $10/night/day

There is a fully equipped kitchen for your use to self cater, with fridges, freezer (limited freezer space), stove top, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, sandwhich press, cooking utensils, plates, cutlery etc. as well as  toilet & shower facilities.

For more details about the venue and  horse and human stay go to the “Alchemy Place” page or contact me. or 0428 385 745

Start and Finish Times:

9:30am – 5:00pm

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Alchemy Place 3 day Introductory course WITH HORSE

50% deposit 

Alchemy Place 3 day Introductory course AUDITOR position 

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