3 Day Course

Participants in this course will have needed to have previously attended an Introductory clinic with me. On some occasions people may request permission to attend by submitting a video of themselves working with their horse on the ground and riding. Please email me for details regarding this.

The content of this course will be based upon the following, but will be adapted to specifically target the needs of the horses and riders that are attending.

We will begin by reviewing, expanding and improving upon the concepts learned in the Introductory course.

Then advance the ground skills with more precision, more responsiveness and with a better understanding of the biomechanics of the horse. Explore transitions, changes of direction, sideways and also using longer lines.

Both you and your horse will develop confidence which means safety and better performance.

Learn exercises to improve rider balance and learn more details about riding dynamics and how to flow with the horse in perfect harmony, this includes learning about trot diagonals and canter leads.

Learn about posture, self carriage, balance and biomechanics for both the horse and rider and how to enhance these through ground work and riding. Start to develop HQ engagement and collection in the horse.

Some more specific areas of learning would be :-

Reading and understanding your horse more accurately.
Deepening your Connection with your horse, developing intuitive communication.
Getting your horse more calm, connected, responsive and athletic.
Developing Feel, Energy awareness and how to use energy.
Becoming clear  and more precise with Body Language.
Using ground skills as a diagnostic tool and for your horse’s emotions and  as physical therapy for your horse.
Using obstacles to create visually clear mental pictures and “games” to help your horse learn.
Putting ground skills to purpose eg. trailer loading, crossing bridges, creeks etc.
How to better “go with” your horses movement.
Helping the horse to better follow your focus and line of direction.
Riding from your centre with a unified body.
Refining your aids, by using your body more and the reins less.
Learning meditation techniques to clear emotions and heal your horse and yourself – mentally, emotionally and physically.
Learning bodywork and horse care practices to improve your horse’s physical health and well being as well as improve and develop their physical capability, athleticism and performance.

Come along with or without your horse. Of course if you can bring your horse along your learning will be maximised 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 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 (although this may depend on numbers as some of these sessions might need to be restricted to those bringing horses), watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice and experiment with the exercises and tasks. You receive equal value to those bringing horses for more than 50% of the sessions – you are not just a fence sitter.


The cost to come with your horse is $595 for the 3 days if you pay a 50% deposit before April 15. After that date the price will be $695.
The cost to come without your horse is $240 ($80/day) if you pay a 50% deposit before April 15. After that date the price will be $270 ($90/day).

Deposits are nonrefundable but may be credited to a future course in the event that you can’t make the course and you let us know at least 48 hrs beforehand.  If anyone just does not turn up there is no credit or refund.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your horse must be started and rideable unless you just choose to do the ground work components. No stallions allowed 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, Bodywork sessions

Private lessons  ($110/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 $180.  
Energetic Bodywork/PEMF treatments available.- $110
Equissage treatments available – $88
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.

Course Venue

26 Boulton Close
Gumma NSW     (via Macksville area)

Contact Glenda Pate to find out venue details, ground fees,  camping fees and fees for horse stay o/night. glenda.pate@bigpond.com  0429 692 269

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