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Sunday
04
MAR

Read Your Horse ~ Behaviour Recognition Workshop

09:00
16:30

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COST : $120 (bookings essential)
Make one of your goals for 2018 a better understanding of your equine partner! (Although there is SO much more to this workshop than simply that...)

FYI Workshop content recommended for 16 + years and over.

AIM:
The aim of this intensive one day workshop is for participants to better learn to recognise horse behaviour for what it is - a response to individual and herd environment, rather than “silly”, “naughty”, “bad” or “wrong” behaviour. It is what it is. We will also be reflecting on how our own human behaviour and congruence may be affecting the behaviour we observe.

By learning to more correctly read/identify horse behaviour we are able to feel calmer and more confident in our exchanges with horses. We are also better able to offer leadership or help, as well as accept the offer of guidance or shared leadership from the horse, or from the herd. You will be able to engage in a more relaxed manner and form a closer bond with your horses and other horses that you meet/work with.

You will be able to better ascertain (via behaviour observation) the best times to train, ride, play, help or just 'be' with your horse.

CONTENT:
Do you know what an anxious or 'shut down' horse looks like? Can you identify calming behaviour? Can you identify when your horse activates/deactivates?

There are a number of courses offered these days that give an overview of horse psychology and behaviour. The study of equine behaviour ('ethology'), provides for more informed and more sensitive care and understanding of horses, for professionals and horse owners alike. It allows you to build a better relationship with your own horse/s.

This rare workshop provides participants with the unique opportunity to observe and interact with wild born/rescued horses in a (close to) natural herd environment on a large, well maintained property with access to bush and open paddocks.

Interactions with wild born horses provide an exceptional opportunity to see equine behaviour as it more instinctively is and was meant to be. It is the yardstick by which we can measure other observed behaviour. It also allows us to experience the wisdom and strength of the herd and open new insights and understanding into the individual horse and the self.

NOTES ARE PROVIDED.

TO BOOK :
PM or email Katherine at Wadi Farm Equine Learning Centre. Maximum 6 participants, minimum 2.

Bookings essential. Morning and afternoon tea provided. Each participant will need to bring a lunch plate, preferably to share, plus sensible clothing and covered footwear for paddock walks. :-) Mud map available for directions.

Please no smoking and no pets. Overnight camping available for small additional charge.