Basic Skills to Positive Horsemanship 1

This will cover horsemanship from the very start.

This weekend focuses on interacting with the horse on the ground and looks at:

  • The Positive attitude of the handler.
  • Approaching, catching the horse in field or stable.
  • Leading (touching on loading into trailers and crossing water etc.)
  • Being in control of the horse's feet.
  • Preparation for the farrier.
  • Identifying and releasing 'braces and blocks' in horse and handler.

These courses are run in thirty acres of fabulous Devon countryside in a converted barn overlooking beautiful farmland. The horse paddocks adjoin thousands of acres of forestry and from them you can see both Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Each day starts at 9.00am in the 'classroom' moving out to study the herds of horses, as we need to, breaking for lunch at around 1.00pm please supply your own lunch. Tea coffee, biscuits etc are freely available all day.

We resume at about 2.00pm to finish at 5.00pm. As the courses are run over a weekend we will send you a list of accommodation ranging from campsites to luxury hotels - you take your pick! The work with the horses takes place outside so suitable clothing for the weather and safety is required including a B.S. standard hard hat and safety boots, gloves are useful too.

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