Bathurst Nov 9-11 – Introductory Course – Connecting & Fundamental Feel in Ground Skills

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Connecting & Fundamental Feel in Ground Skills Course.

Three full days to immerse yourself in learning the philosophy and techniques of “Connecting with  Horses and Riding with Synchronicity”. This Ground Skills 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 my teaching and whether you are a beginner or had years of experience I believe it will be of great benefit to you. This course will begin to teach you how to understand horse’s minds, emotions and their physical bodies.  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. Whilst we acknowledge and work with the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of horses this course is very practical. Teaching a quality of FEEL in horsemanship handling that most people never learn in a life time. FEEL  is the HOLY GRAIL of horsemanship, it is the fundamental essence of all great horsemanship. Some believe that it can never be taught but I have found a way. Here is what you can learn at this course:-

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 qualities of FEEL – mental, emotional, physical and energetic feel

Develop safe horse handling skills and habits on the ground. Learn techniques and body yields – to help horses use their bodies with correct biomechanics

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. All of these “non-hands on” with horses sessions actually make up a big percentage of the course which is why the pricing for those  wishing to come without their horse is approx. 50% of the full course fee. People coming without their horses are not just fence sitters. They get equal value to those bringing horses for at least 50% of the course.

Investment

The cost to come with your horse is $595 for the 3 days (if a 50% deposit is received before Sept.7th ) or $695 there after. The cost to come without your horse is $95/day or $285 (if a 50% deposit is received before Sept.7th) or $115/day or $345 there after.

Start & Finish Times 9:30-5:30

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 mel@melfleming.com.au Please scroll down for booking forms.

 

Private lessons, Saddle fitting & BALANCE saddles, Bodywork sessions – Nov 12th

balance2Saddle fittings and opportunities to test ride the BALANCE saddles are available on request. Saddle fittings sessions take 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. and cost $150.  They involve riding in your own current saddle and experimenting with padding arrangements and or adjusting gullets if possible to see if  we can improve things with your current saddle. We then test ride a BALANCE saddle to use as a comparison to get feedback about how well your horse moves in its own saddle compared to a saddle that is known to be ergonomically designed  for horses and riders. If your horse did prefer the BALANCE saddle and you were possibly interested in purchasing one, we would then test ride several different models of the BALANCE saddles to see exactly which one is the best for both horse and rider. Interlaced into this is advice on riding and biomechanics for horse and rider as required and as appropriate to the level of experience of the horse and rider.
 
Private Lessons are $110/hr
 To get more details, to book a saddle fitting session or private lesson, please email me –  mel@melfleming.com.au or call 0428 385 745.  Letting me know as soon as you can if you are interested in one of these sessions will help me schedule things to make sure I can fit you in.

 

For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel  mel@melfleming.com.au

Course Venue

“Melrose Park”
1 Melrose Dr
Raglan (via Bathurst) NSW

For details about the venue, including directions and horse and human stay, contact Sally Rosin
srosin1@bigpond.com
02 63 373 919
0409 228 537

 

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