- Category: Horsemanship
- Published: 11 December 2012
Join us for a special opportunity to learn about “True Horsemanship Through Feel.” Across 4 days Leslie will immerse us into the approach of “Feel and Release" in its most practical context. Leslie will work with a variety of horses to show us the compelling results possible, when a horse is released in his mind and body to perform with heart.
Auditors: $45 for Thursday night demonstration and $45 daily walk-in fee.
REGISTRATION OPENS at 4:30 PM. DEMO STARTS PROMPTLY at 6:00 PM.
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Over 21 can save $50 on a 4-day pass by registering below. Auditors 21 and under are always welcome at Desmond's clinics, without charge!
June 20, 2013 / 6:00 - 9:30 PM
1st DEMO HORSE 6:00 - 7:30 PM
BREAK 7:30 - 8:00 PM
2nd DEMO HORSE 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Friday - Sunday June 21 - 23, 2013
1st Demo Horse, 2 per day 9:00 - 10:30 am
2nd Demo Horse 11:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 2:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 - 5:30 PM Building Feel Into Your Foundation
Auditor - Thursday night Demonstraiton $45.00
Auditor - ALL-DAY FRIDAY, June 21 $45.00
Auditor - ALL-DAY SATURDAY, June 22 $45.00
Auditor - ALL-DAY SUNDAY, June 23, $45.00
SAVE $50! Auditor 4-Days June 20 - 23 $130.00
- Category: Boarding
- Published: 17 January 2013
By Heather Smith Thomas of Salmon, ID, Reprinted with permission: Small Farmer’s Journal, Fall Vol. 36, No. 4
- Category: Hoof care
- Published: 25 March 2011
Ylva Helmersson began her journey with alternative horse keeping while looking for a place to board her three-year-old gelding Arragorn. “I had just spent a winter at a conventional stabling place and was slowly realizing that all my horse time went to mucking stables and putting out food,” said Ylva. “I had no energy to do what keeping a horse was really about, spending time with the horse.” Ylva found a facility offering 24 hour turnout in a herd. Having no experience with 24 hour turnout, Ylva thought, ‘what would a wild horse do?’ “Obviously it wouldn’t be spending 15 hours a day within four walls,” she thought. She realized the horse wouldn’t feel any safer within four walls, which only meant it could not run from any danger.
Ylva’s philosophy of WWWHD led her to question more than just stabling. She experienced farriers who were never on time and wondered if one could keep their horse barefoot all their life. “I hadn’t started riding Arragorn yet and he was still barefoot,” she said. “I happened to come across a barefoot webpage. I was a bit skeptical and curious at the same time.” Ylva looked for a barefoot trimmer in her area of Sweden, being cautious to avoid the stories of trimmers maiming the horses’ feet. After more searching, she found Paige Poss and Pete Ramey’s websites. “Things finally started to make a little sense,” she said. “I still couldn’t find a trimmer in Sweden that I trusted so I thought I would try to do it myself.”