Mt. Mee – Ground skills – Nov. 18-20 and Riding Course – Nov. 21-23

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*****There are 2 courses scheduled for this venue. Please scroll down to see the details for each course.  The courses are designed so that they follow on from one to the next so it is possible that people can combine all 6 days. 

Course 1 – Connecting & Fundamental Feel in Ground Skills Course  Nov. 18-20

  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. It also goes deeper into the spiritual/energetic nature of horses and the spiritual/ energetic 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. Whilst we acknowledge and work with the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of horses this course is at the same time 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 learn to listen  and feel.

Develop skills to develop the centered, still and present way of being that horses love – the qualities of great leadership.

Learn the ever elusive and commonly unteachable qualities of FEEL – mental, emotional, physical and energetic feel

Learn the art of nonverbal communication – thoughts, energy and body language Learn how horses learn Learn how to problem solve and understand your horse to resolve any behavioral/training issues that you are having.

Develop safe horse handling skills and habits on the ground to set you up for any activity or  handling that you may need on the ground and which translate into aids and skills needed in riding.

Learn techniques on the ground that all lead to horses using their bodies with healthy biomechanics and developing good posture and hindquarter engagement.

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, most of the body awareness / balance sessions and simulations (this may depend on numbers – some of these sessions might need to be restricted to those bringing horses), as well as watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice the techniques.  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 $655 for the 3 days Early Bird Price (if you pay 50% before Sept 1st). After that the price is $755. The cost to come without your horse is $80/day or $240 for 3 days Early Bird Price (if you pay 50% before Sept 1st) after that the price is $90/day or $270 for 3 days.

Start & Finish Times 9:00-5:00

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a raw beginner and/or feel very unconfident or unsafe in handling  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.

 

Course 2 – 3 days – Nov. 21-23 Riding in Synchronicity – Introductory Course & Positive Reinforcement and Marker Training.

Smoky cantering‘Riding in Synchronicity’ means to ride in perfect synchronicity and harmony, becoming like a centaur where you become part of the horse and the horse becomes part of you. To achieve this we need to understand the horse’s physical body and the biomechanics of how their body works. It is vitally important for horses to be ridden in correct posture and biomechanical balance if they are to enjoy the experience, stay sound, be healthy and reach their highest athletic potential.

This course teaches the fundamental principles and “how to” of learning to ride with harmony, effortlessness and ease. Start learning the secrets to happy and successful partnerships with horses. Whether you just want to ride for pleasure or have high aspirations for competition these secrets  will be invaluable. These fundamental keys will  develop you to be a great rider and will be of great benefit whether you are relatively new to riding or had many years in the saddle. Even high level competition riders have been greatly helped by this teaching.  If  you are a raw beginner please contact me before booking to make sure that this course will be appropriate for you to come with your horse.

There are some common principles that will be found at the highest levels in all great sports people – athletes, martial artists, dancers and even singers – these principles also apply to horsemanship and riding.  I have learned these principles through feldenkrais and martial arts, as well as what I have learned through my experience with horses.

These principles lead us to riding with fluidity, without brace and resistance, and give us the ability to move freely with the horse. It requires being centered, aligned and using our body in a smooth, unified way, without getting into a state of contraction or tension. The techniques presented will  lead to you feeling more balanced and that means safer and more comfortable in your riding, as well as allowing your horse to move with healthy biomechanics. Healthy biomechanincs result in horses being calmer, happier, having less resistance and gives them the ability to reach their highest athletic potential. To achieve these aims, the teaching includes a lot of body awareness and body balancing exercises. I am very excited to share all of this with you because it will be a game changer  for you and your horse.

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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 along as an auditor (that is a participant without a horse) where you will participate in all of the theory sessions, Q & A sessions, most of the body awareness and balance sessions and simulations (this may depend on numbers – some of these sessions might need to be restricted to those bringing horses) watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice the exercises.

Investment The cost to come with your horse is $655 for the 3 days Early Bird Price (if you pay 50% before Sept 1st). After that the price is $755. The cost to come without your horse is $80/day or $240 for 3 days Early Bird Price (if you pay 50% before Sept 1st) after that the price is $90/day or $270 for 3 days.

Start & Finish Times: 9am-5pm

PLEASE NOTEThe preceding course “Connecting & Fundamental Feel in Ground Skills” is a pre-requisite for  bringing a horse along to this course except in special circumstances. If you come along without a horse, although recommended, it is not essential to have first done the pre-requisite course. 

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    

 

Private Sessions – Lessons, Saddle fitting & BALANCE saddle test rides.

Private lessons  ($130/hr), Saddle fittings and opportunities to test ride the BALANCE saddles are available on request. Saddle fittings with the BALANCE saddles take 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. cost $200. 
Energetic Bodywork/ PEMF  (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field)  $110 Equissage treatments  $88 upon request. 
 
These sessions are available before or after the course. 
 
Please email to get more details or to book a session. Please let me know as soon as you can if you are interested in one of these sessions so we can plan and make sure we can fit you in.

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

Course Venue

“Aethereal” – Serena Noon’s place 219 Robinson Road, Mount Mee  Qld
Contact Serena for details about the venue 0438 577 331  munro_serena@yahoo.com.au 

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