Ian Francis Horsemanship Clinic, Little River Victoria

Ian Francis Horsemanship Clinic, Little River Victoria


When?

Start time: Saturday 8:00am (17 March)
End time: Sunday 6:00pm (18 March)

Where?

Black Horse Lodge
55 William Rd, Little River
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About

>>>>>>>>>>>RIDER POSITIONS ARE NOW FULL<<<<<<<<
(AS AT 11/01/2018)

Host - Black Horse Lodge - Leigh Morcom 0434730874 leighmorcom@blackhorselodge.com.au

Rider positions are $490 for the weekend. Fence sitters are $100 per person per day ( or part thereof).

In a horsemanship clinic Ian concentrates on building a foundation for your horse or advancing on from the foundation you have on your horse.In talking about foundation training, we are simply trying to provide a basis from which to firstly consolidate and then advance a horse’s education to make him confident, respectful and relaxed. My goals are to have my horse understand how to;
1. Flex his head and neck left and right in response to rein and leg cues
2. Flex his neck vertically, breaking at the poll, throat, withers and lower jaw
3. To travel at a walk, trot and lope in both directions, body arced in the direction of travel
4. Walk, trot and lope both directions with body in reverse arc
5. To speed up and slow down in response to body and rein cues
6. To stop straight
7. To back up
8. To turn both left and right and
9. To side pass both directions.

There are three other areas that I try to be diligent about:
(1) Give to pressure – I pull he should give, I press he should go
(2) I try to always travel on the correct lead – I see no benefit in being careless about this and
(3) To be aware at all times about form to function – i.e. to be conscious of the body shape a horse needs to be in to perform the gait or manouver he is attempting at an acceptable level.



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