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Clinics and Workshops


Balance and Connection Under Saddle Clinic November 11th 9 am - 4 pm

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Hopping onto the back of a powerful and majestic animal strongly motivated by prey instincts is an undeniable passion for many.  Riding in balance and understanding what your horse needs to be connected and focused on you is vital for your safety.

It's also important to ensure your mount's experience is free from discomfort and strife.  Your horse's emotional and physical well-being, how he's asked to use his body and how he feels while ridden, will define the success or failure of your ride. 

When the horse is emotionally relaxed and confident, his body has been methodically and progressively conditioned, he has been properly prepared for each task he's asked to perform, he can carry a rider with ease and express his true nature and beauty with naturally balanced carriage and fluid flowing gaits.

It is magical...

When horse and rider experience true connection and harmonious movement.  This level of connection and profound experience is available to all riders.  It can and should be done without gimmicks, fear, or force.  Our horses are eager to work with us to become the magnificent creature they were born to be. 

Join us at this clinic to learn how to
share this experience with your horse. 

We provide beverages, snacks, and a fabulous lunch!



$120 per Horse/Human Team               $60 per spectator

Holistic Horse Health Day

November 18th 9:30-5pm

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I am so excited to give a presentation about the benefits of Force-Free training at this event! 

I hope you'll join me and a fabulous group of horse care professionals for a day of

learning and fun!


Join us to learn about some of the latest developments in natural horse health care from top professionals in the equine industry in middle TN. Hosted at Hurdle Hill farm with Van Doren Show Jumping and Kyle's Perfomance Horses, this event applies to horses in all disciplines!

Support your horse naturally through training, stress, competition, recovery from injuries, rehabbing and rescues, immune challenges, and more! Presentations and demos on equine massage, natural balance equine dentistry, using essential oils on horses with equine raindrop technique, the benefits of force free training, and BEMER (bio-electric magnetic energy return) therapy for horse and rider.

Special short presentation on the book "A Kinship with All Life." All attendees will receive a free e-version of the book!

This is an all day event jam packed with information that can help you understand your horse better. Whether you are seeking to improve competition scores, times, and performance, understand your horse better, or you just want to help your partner feel his very best, this event is for you.

A build your own sandwich bar lunch (friendly to all food preferences - GF, DF, vegan options), bottled water, and snacks is included in ticket price. Live music will add to the fun atmosphere! Event will occur rain or shine. We look forward to meeting you there!

Cost $25
Click Here to Register

 

Learning and Behavior Workshop 

November 25th 1 pm - 4:30 pm

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Dominance, submission, alpha horse, aggression, herd hierarchy, bad attitude, poor work ethic, dull, stubborn, lazy are an example of terms used by the horse community at large.  Many of these terms simplify a much more complicated situation.  These traditional and popular concepts are are also highly inaccurate. 

There is a growing drive in the scientific community to dispel these myths and rumors.  At this workshop we will discuss the latest evidence-based information behind horse behavior and how horse's really learn. 


Improve your relationship with your horse!

Handling and training your horse using conventional methods can actually cause the behavioral problems you are trying to prevent.   

Knowing how horses really learn and the true meaning behind equine behavior
is a valuable tool that will serve you for years to come and will be much
appreciated by your four-legged friend. 

 This is a classroom-style event and will be held indoors. 
We will provide beverages and light snacks.


$60 per person

Equine Rehabilitation Course
Start Date-November 19th 1-4pm

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This is a unique opportunity for horse owners and equine professionals interested in taking
the next step in their equine education! 

Many horses suffer from physical and emotional imbalance.  It takes a special skill set and level of knowledge to restore these animals to their original state of comfort and potential.  Dale Rudin of Unnatural Horsemanship is now offering a course on Equine Rehabilitation.  It is a four-day course - 10 hours studying the issues horses face and effective techniques to help them.  She will also discuss the importance of preventing problems by minimizing physical and emotional distress.

Concepts the course will explore include:
  • What is Equine Rehabilitation?   
  • Identifying Emotional Distress
  • Signs of Physical Imbalance and Pain
  • How to Conduct a Comprehensive Functional Evaluation
  • Creating a Treatment Plan
  • Using Lifestyle, Diet, Exercise, and Training to Assist Recovery
  • Techniques for Restoring Emotional Stability and Balance
  • Techniques for Restoring Physical Comfort and Balance

 

This is a hands-on learning experience.  We are only accepting four students for this course to optimize individual attention and learning. Cost is $300 per student.  Please contact us for further information and to express your interest in this course.


Workshops are classroom-style learning events.  Horse owners, future owners,

and enthusiasts are welcome!  You do not need a horse or experience to attend, only a

passion for horses and desire to learn.


Clinics provide opportunities to participate and learn with your horse. 
  You are also always welcome and encouraged to participate without a horse.


All clinic and workshop participants must sign a liabiity and model release. 

Workshops will be held mostly indoors or in a sheltered space during inclement weather. 

Clinics will be held mostly outdoors.


Please wear boots and appropriate attire to all events.   All riders must wear helmets. 


All clinics/workshops are 50% off for 4-H members.

Please contact Dale directly to register.


No refunds.  Cancellation deadline is 48 hours before event to receive a credit for a future event.