Horse Basics Presents...
A Walk in the Woods: Seeing the Trail Through Your Horse's Eyes
We'll run this again in spring 2013. Bring your horse and your camera to Sweet Grass Farm for a Walk in the Woods. Temple Grandin says that horses see the world in pictures so that's just what we'll do: take our horses for a walk in hand around the fields and woods to see the trail from their point of view, taking photos along the way that you can scrapbook later. We'll talk a bit about Temple Grandin's theories as we enjoy an easy hike and take in the sights, smells, and feel of early spring too - the trilliums and wild leeks will be out. Be prepared to walk for about an hour and bring your lunch to hang around and socialize afterwards. Limited to 6 horses, but hikers can join in too.
Preventative Maintenance for your Horse
Just like regularly maintaining your car, a little prevention goes a long way. Sometimes habits can creep up on you and your horse and you don't notice, or maybe you just need a nudge in a different direction, or have some burning questions about training or husbandry that need answers. Call me for regular visits throughout the year to make sure you're running smoothly and setup to happily ride off into the sunset and if you schedule regular visits I'll also provide e-mail support in between. You won't be alone!
Trail Pals Club
Starting in June 2013 we’ll get together for a series of group sessions over the summer that will explore the fun art of practical trail riding. You’ll work with your own horse to develop their confidence by working through obstacles both in the yard and eventually while enjoying the trails. This is excellent preparation for those who wish to compete in entry-level trail showing or simply have a safer, handier, and more co-operative horse on the trail. Young horses are welcome to work in hand. Come to one or come to all and build on your efforts!
Goals Group 2012
What do you want to achieve with your horse? If you’re not sure, or you know what you want but don’t know how to get there, consider joining us for Goals Group in 2013. English or western, novice or advanced, recreational or competitive, everyone needs a goal.
This is a ten-month program that helps you to discover your horse-related dreams, develop them into specific and achievable goals using SMART goal setting, then map out and follow a strategy to make them happen. You'll discover the power of friendship and networking that will have you coming back every year.
Everyone will host or co-host a monthly get together - a 'Fun Day' - with the rest of the group to enjoy their support and encouragement as we share our goals. Internet access is recommended to share your monthly reports with the group.
All breeds and disciplines are welcome. We wrap up in November with a pot luck dinner and a re-cap of the year.
Get your friends together for a one-day goal workshop here at Sweet Grass Farm. I’ll take you through your dreams and help you to shape them into reality; I can help you reach your goal but only if you have one! By the time you head home you’ll have a plan.
At anytime you can call me to arrange your own personal goal setting workshop to explore and assess the possibilities of what you can achieve with your horse.
THIS COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON-LINE! e-mail me for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are available at $45 per hour plus call charge, or you can bring your horse to Sweet Grass Farm in Orton.