Workshop (1/2 day clinic) Formats
FEEL & RELEASE WORKSHOPS
‚ÄúFeel‚ÄĚ is the natural flow between two beings: it is what your horse goes on, by nature. Feel is the direct line to the whole horse. When you release your horse through feel, his full potential is at your fingertips, whether for competition, to blaze a trail, or both!
¬†You will leave these sessions with new perspective on horse handling, the mind of the horse, and the way you understand the human/equine relationship!
WORKSHOP 1: FEEL & RELEASE -¬†A ROADMAP
In this session, we take a look at Feel¬†& Release and what it is about this approach that consistently brings out partnership¬†characteristics of teamwork, connection and heart.
What are the characteristics of a Feel & Release approach?
How does each characteristic contribute to the end result?
How do you know you're on the right track?
We take a look at what each horse presents and ask participants to¬†outline the way they might handle that particular horse in that particular situation. We review together how the presentation offered¬†fits in the context of our Feel & Release roadmap. The purpose of this exercise is to¬†take a lightweight look at¬†"the lovely and the ugly" -- what is helping and what is hindering the connection through feel.
We then explore approaching the situation using Feel & Release, or look at ways to add clarity¬†and finesse (if needed!) for existing students of feel. We note any changes in the horse, what they might indicate and how those changes connect with other aspects of the foundation on the ground and under saddle.
Participants will gain a clear understanding of how to get started with Feel & Release, or gain sureness about where they are in "the journey" and how¬†to stay on the right track.¬†¬†
WORKSHOP 2: BUILDING¬†YOUR DREAM RIDE
We all dream about the ideal ride. What would it be like? How would it feel? How do you get it? In this workshop series, the philosophy and "mind set" of Feel & Release is explored.¬†Join us to learn¬†to "see the ride"¬†your horse will offer... before you mount. Then, from the saddle "feel the groundwork" that defines the ride. Understand the connection between the two!
WORKSHOP 3: FEEL FOR THE FLOW OF YOUR HORSE
The flow, timing and presentation of your requests to your horse to move left, right and straight on the ground will be reflected in his offer, as he performs those maneuvers for you. This flow between you on the ground will¬†be felt¬†in the same maneuvers when you ride. This means the ride you get under saddle starts on the ground! Explore how to add flow¬†to¬†your groundwork and to reap the benefits under saddle. Also discover¬†how¬†certain groundwork¬†pitfalls¬†inadvertently produce common challenges under saddle, and how to avoid these!
WORKSHOP 4:¬†DIRECTING THE "LIFE" IN YOUR HORSE
Fear or concern about the "life" in your horse coming up is usually rooted in a feeling of disconnection from the powerhouse under you, or¬†at the end of your rope! However, when that life is connected to your core and intent, it feels different: available and ready for you to shape and direct -- horsepower at your disposal! When you understand the ONE thing needed to restore that connection if it does get lost, you are on the path to handling¬†"life" with sureness.
More of these coming! Have a suggestion or interested in hosting¬†a workshop at your barn, or with a few friends? Contact Karen!