The Horse and You – Day Course
Thursday 14th September 2017 – 9.30am-4pm
The day focuses on gaining a better understanding about the horse and about yourself. No ridden work is involved, but there will be the opportunity to observe them from a distance, and to work more closely with them from the ground if you wish.
Horses mirror our feelings and our unconscious processes- being with them and developing a relationship with a horse is very special. Taking time to really notice what is going on for you in relation to the horse develops self-awareness and helps you to understand how you function.
Learning about how you come across to a horse can influence your own life skills: in relationships for example, how you cope with stressful situations, perhaps in work or sports environments. The possibilities are endless.
Horses are very aware of non-verbal communication- our body language, how calm and confident we are, or not. This applies to all aspects of horsemanship – whether we are riding or handling them, or simply in their presence. They pick up things about ourselves we are not even aware of!
Understanding the Horse
- Psychology of the horse – how horses think and react
- The horse’s senses
- The horse’s body language
- Relating to the horse- how the horse sees you
- Self awareness
- Body language
- Posture and Movement
Price £60 per person including beverages. Please bring a packed lunch, and, as we will be outdoors as well as in the stables and the classroom, wear clothing to allow for all types of weather!
B&B available locally if accommodation is required.