Holistic Horsemanship Institute of America™
Upcoming Clinics and Classes
Available upon request!
Ground Work Master Class: IDT Method
Soft Hands Master Class
Respecting Personal Space: Leading, Feeding, Stall, & Turn Out
Ground Word Master Class: Work In Hand
This is a clinic in lesson format so that each attendee may work on their specific interests, mounted or on the ground, rather than one pre-defined clinic topic.
Dressage Clinic (English or Western)
This riding clinic takes each horse and rider pair and helps to introduce the next level concept in their riding skills and riding partnership in dressage and work on the flat. Focus is on horse collection, rider form, precision in patterns, and gait development.
This riding clinic takes each horse and rider pair and helps to introduce the next level concept in their riding skills and riding partnership in dressage and work on the flat. Focus is on horse collection, rider form, precision in approach, landing and timing.
This riding clinic helps riders learn to improve their communication and balance through their seat. Focus is on rider form and feeling the horse’s movements through work on the flat and ground poles/cavaletti.
Partnership and Training through Herd-Based Relationships
This clinic gives attendees an introduction to the concepts and skills needed to improve their relationship with their horse through work within the herd hierarchical structure.
Every improvement in performance, whether it’s leading quietly from the pasture, trotting comfortably around the arena, half-passing, pole bending, trail riding, or taking a tall jump is relationship and communication based. This is a chance for all attendees to learn more about relationship building with their horse partner in order to improve horse-rider performance.
The clinic includes a demonstration of ground work in the round pen and in-hand. Key differences in the horses' thought patterns and performance are displayed and the clinician will explain how the same hierarchical concepts are customized based on the horse’s needs.
The clinic consists of three parts:
1) Introductory session that will lay out the foundation concepts for understanding equine behavior within a herd structure and how people fit into it.
2) Ground demonstration, using a horse unfamiliar to the clinician, but known for its domineering behavior: continuously invades personal space, appears to refuse to learn, or is considered difficult to handle.
3) The clinic concludes with interactive sessions, giving attendees a chance to try these concepts with their horse.