Narel and Ian have tempted me out of home for one of my rare live clinics by combining it with my very first marathon run at Nowra in September. I am particularly excited to work with Narel in a joint capacity for the first time since she became one of our teachers here.
The topic for the clinic is: The Path to Excellence through Happiness and Wellbeing for Horse and Rider
It’s a 3 day Clinic – Saturday 5th to Monday 7th September 2015
The location is Ian and Narel Wilson’s property just outside of Nowra in New South Wales.
The people who will enjoy this clinic will be people who either are gentle or want to be gentle with their horse, who are dissatisfied with the old fashioned crash and burn approach to riding and horsemanship that has little regard for the horse, who are into personal development and are desiring and get excited about improving both their riding and their horsemanship generally.
I am always blown away by how fast both people and horses can learn when they feel safe and feel good in a stress free environment. Creating that “feel good” environment is a high priority in our clinics. There is some common work with participants each day, but the teaching focus is on what each individual horse and rider combination needs for their progress.
You can read about the last clinic that we held here at Rokeby at this link. This was an 8 day Horse Retreat – clearly five more days for extraordinary progress, with Nowra being a three day clinic and it had a different focus that included inner peace and healing for the person, but it gives you an idea of the kinds of things that are possible at our clinics.
Features of our clinics include:
• Learn how to recognise and use your own unique way that you and your horse communicate and “feel” for each other. There’s a great little series of blogs on my website that talk about the five different ways that you can feel for your horse and they are a great preparation for a clinic with me as well as enabling you to check out whether you like my style – click here for the series of articles about the five different ways that you can feel for your horse.
• Find out and how you too can have the calm quiet mind that is the hallmark of the great riders that has an instant positive effect on your horse and learn techniques that you can develop even further that will last forever.
• Identify what needs to happen for your horse to become the safe, confident, happy partner that they can be.
• Most of us were taught to ride in a way that programmed tension into our riding seats that makes it difficult to be a seriously good rider. We’ve figured out how to change that. In this clinic, we’ll work on your riding seat with powerful simulations that enable us to release tension from our bodies, re-program our new improved riding position into auto pilot and learn how to keep that beautiful new riding position, cutting through what is years and years of hard work for some people who struggle to be really good riders. In this three day clinic, you will make significant and effective improvements and learn how to keep that progress.
Click here to listen to an interview with Kristine Nesbitt, a double World Champion Reining Rider who talks about what she got from only two lessons with me – and clearly she was already a very good rider. 🙂 Look for the audio further down the page at that link.
There are only 6 riding positions plus our host and I hear some of these positions are already tentatively booked, so get in touch with Narel with your expressions of interest as soon as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings are only confirmed with a non refundable deposit of $150 with the full price of a ride being $380 for the three days. If the sky falls in, I do take rain checks on deposits and allow you to use that anywhere in my programs or clinics at any time in the future, no restrictions.
Fence sitting is also limited, because fence sitters don’t just sit on the fence and watch, they get a lot of participation – but only the tiniest bit of horse work. So booking and deposits for fence sitting are recommended too.
Fence sitters get to do the development of the Quiet Mind, understand the basics of how they experience communication and feel with their horse (of course without the practical application of that) and they also get some of the simulation work including a bit of the riding seat improvement work. Of course they also learn from the riders’ experiences.
The cost to fence sit – to watch the clinic every day with some participation – is $75. (See the early bird discount below) You can finish a clinic early, i.e. attend Saturday and Sunday and miss Monday, but you cannot start the clinic on Sunday or Monday. There is so much depth to these clinics that it’s not fair on yourself to miss so much and trying to catch up is too difficult.
Guarantee your fence sitting place with a deposit of $100 or pay the full price upfront for an early bird fence sitters discount of $50 off the three day price.
Private Lesson and healing session opportunities
I am coming to Nowra to run in the half marathon the weekend before the clinic – so giving me one day to rest and recover, I will be available for private lessons and healing sessions for both horses and people on Tuesday 2nd September, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday the 4th. You can contact either Narel or I to either discuss that or book that in. email@example.com Mobile 0417 863394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Even I am frequently blown away by the progress and healing in both horses and people in healing sessions. I have been a practicing advanced kinesiologist in a whole toolbox full of modalities, a reiki master and Bowen muscle therapist for about twenty years now. I have developed a lot of techniques for horses from my training for humans and am constantly learning and developing new work that gets at the issues deeper and faster. I also do emotional work, acupressure, homeopathic medicine, herbal medicine, emotional balancing, hormone balancing, trauma release, balancing genetic pre-dispositions, food sensitivity and allergy testing, hoof balancing for horses (you’ve got a great barefoot feet trimmer locally with Ian Wilson) and funnily enough I do balancing for human feet now too and posture work.
I am a master at posture work for both horses and humans – it has become a passion of mine as good posture – effortlessly and automatically good posture – creates the foundation from which so much other healing can occur.
We get at and clear up the emotional causes behind the tensions in the body for both horse and humans that cause sooo… much physical ill health and we talk about how you can reduce the stresses of life to continue that progress. There is great potential for follow up with our on line programs and my books, so that you can continue your or your horse’s healing progress.
These approaches have oftentimes dramatic results on everything from back problems to mysterious or not so mysterious lamenesses in horses and people too, to depression, to arthritis, to cancer and all kinds of conditions in between.
Healing sessions are $120 an hour, whether for horse or human, plus travelling costs and usually last about an hour except under special conditions. You can contact me on 0417 863394 or email@example.com if you have any questions or need more information.
Fast forward your progress with a private lesson at $350 for a three hour session, that can be all focused on the rider and their riding position or can be partly on the rider and partly on the horse. You can have two of you for the afternoon and reduce that to $200 each, so long as you both want the same format. So if you can’t get to the clinic or if you are local and have a problem horse that you cannot bring to the clinic for whatever reason, maybe this option will suit.
Again, you can contact me on 0417 863394 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
I am looking forward to catching up with Narel and her family and some old students and some new ones too and to using the marathon to see my progress back from an extreme and arthritic unathleticism (I was having trouble walking when I first got up and had a tantrum about that last December) to having this goal of the 21 kilometre half marathon that I am running the week before the clinic.
If you are interested in my own journey to health in my older age, You can read about my tantrum and my marathon goal at this link.
I look forward to seeing some of you in Nowra, either cheering us on in the marathon and or at the clinic. 🙂