Sign up today for 2 days of fun and learning at our April Clinic.
Saturday – Ground work training with Precision
Sunday – Riding with Precision (same steps as taught the day before on the ground.
Bring your horse or use one of our Marchador horses. Active participants and auditors welcome! Beginners welcome! Share the journey!
Ned Leigh, of Ned Leigh Equine Focus Horse Training in Paulden AZ.Ned has over 30 years experience in starting and training horses. He can teach you and your horse how to gain respect and confidence, starting on the ground. Ned trains all breeds of horses, including Marchador horses now for several MM owners and MM breeders, including Flying Oaks Ranch and Future Foal @ Summerwind, Future Foal @ Sedona.
OutWest Stallion Station, 15419 E Rio Verde Drive, Scottsdale, AZ. Rear lot facility, drive into the facility. Gate will open automatically on Saturday when you pull up. Park in trailer parking lot.
Questions – call or email Lynn Kelley 602-999-3915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Line Management – it sounds so simple, doesn’t it? We learned from Ned – everyone needs this course! Basics are the building blocks of horsemanship and what we learned in class also translates into riding exercises as well. Find out more about Ned Leigh on his website: http://www.nedleighequinefocus.com
Our learnings from Ned during the clinic:
The backup: This is an important command! It primarily establishes our boundary between us and the horse. This boundary must be maintained and consistent if the horse is ever to truly understand. There should be at least 4 different commands or ways the horse understands as a request for a backup.
The horse should never be disciplined if they come into our space! It is the fault of the person if this happens. It is the responsibility of the person to control the horse’s approach to the boundary. We want a relationship with our horse and we’d like them to want to be close to us and not punish them for this.
The forward command is a 3 step process. Always use the least amount of pressure or request when asking the horse and then move to the second and third step if needed.
Allow the horse the time to think and make decisions.
ALWAYS BE A TEACHER! It is easy to find ourselves in the mindset to make the horse do what we want and the horse will always suffer for that! To be a teacher we must try to see the lesson from the horse’s point of view.
Timing is everything!
Photos from the class! All Marchador horses in the photos! Most photos credit to Brasilian instructor for Day 2 and Day 3
Video from the Clinic! Courtesy of Adrienne C. Scheck