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Groundwork clinic: improving your horses way of going from the ground

Dan Wain Equestrian Ltd
Event organized by Dan Wain Equestrian Ltd

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Being physically out of balance can cause a horse to be mentally out of balance. Good posture, balance and symmetry are the starting point for a physically and mentally sound horse.

Throughout the series, you will learn how to:

▪️Recognise good posture, and understand what makes good / bad posture
▪️Lunge in a way which improves your horses posture and balance
▪️Use in hand work to test and improve suppleness and develop better symmetry
▪️Teach your horse how to respond correctly to your aids, so that less sensitive horses become more responsive, and highly sensitive horses become less reactive.
▪️Teach your horse to relax into his work to reduce stress on muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.
▪️Activate your horses core and consequently develop core strength.
▪️Help your horse to learn new movements.
▪️Teach, and assess lateral work from the ground.

If you can do all of this, your horse will feel more relaxed, yet have more energy when you need it. He will respond to lighter aids, and carry himself more elegantly. He will maintain his own rhythm in self carriage, leaving you free to look for the next jump, learn a new movement, or simply enjoy a calm, happy horse!

👉£40 per horse. Approx 1hr individual sessions

⛔️You will need to bring a lunge line and a cavesson. If you don't have a suitable cavesson then we will try to lend you one.

👉For anyone who would like to come but doesn't have a horse, I may be able to lend one of my horses (£10 extra).

👉Spectators are welcome throughout the evening. The cost is £10 per person.

The clinic starts at 4pm and will consist of a demonstration of some work from the ground, and some clients lessons, with the opportunity to ask plenty of questions throughout. If you would like to book a place, please send me a message.

Photo credit: Laura Godwin