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Groundwork with Focus

UPDATE Friday 11th @ 4pm – Online Ticket Sales are now closed. Horse & Handler tickets are fully sold out. Fence Sitter tickets can be purchased at the event on the day and are $20 each.

This wonderful clinic is being held as a fund-raising event for our Horse Rescue Program.

Join us for a day of FUN horsemanship with Nick Van Rees from KISS Horsemanship. Getting you groundwork right is a critical component of horsemanship.  In the morning Nick will take you through his method of purposeful groundwork exercises. There will be a lot of focus on softness and flexion with strong emphasis on purpose and safety to build confidence in your relationship with your horse.

I use softness and flexion to be able to control the horse’s movements and mind. So many people talk about controlling the hind these days: that’s all well and good but we must be able to control the horse’s mind first – the mind after all is what controls the hind ~ Nick Van Rees

After lunch Nick will demonstrate how to overcome and solve daily problems you might be facing with your horse and some simple riding exercises. This is an interactive Q & A time for participants and fence sitters to join in on the discussion.

This workshop is suitable for all rider abilities and disciplines.

Whilst this is a groundwork clinic, you are welcome to bring your tack for the afternoon sessions especially if you have a problem with your horse under saddle that you’d like Nick’s advice on.

What to Bring

  • cash for our super-duper Horse Care Hamper Raffle and in case you fall in love with something on your fundraising merchandise stall :-)
  • all your normal riding gear
  • carrot stick with string, rope halter and 12ft rope
  • camp chair
  • hat, sunscreen, water bottle, lunch and snacks
  • water bucket for your horse, hay and hay net, everything else you need to care for your horse for the day

Venue

The picturesque Glen Seil Equestrian Park at 111 Bergins Pocket Rd, Kandanga QLD 4570.  Please note that this venue has amazing facilities – camping, on-site accommodation, holding yards and stables are all available at an extra cost. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these extras.

Cancellation Policy

We have a covered arena so the workshop will go ahead rain, hail or shine!

Cancellations with 7 or more days notice – you will receive a refund of your ticket price less a $20 administration fee.

Cancellations with less that 7 days notice – no refund given.

We  reserve the right to cancel the event at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event that we are forced to cancel you will receive a full refund.

Questions?

Please email Sarah White program.manager@hoofbeats.org.au or call on 0418 981 718

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