COURSE 1: Intro To Liberty & Riding Essentials 

October 6-8th, 2022

Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada

Clinic Host:
Tamara Chmilar 
1-888-533-4353 
[email protected]

There's power in the art of play, and this course is full of fun exercises to build a stronger connection between you and your horse. By understanding how to better read and respond to your horse in any given moment, you'll fine tune your communication online in preparation for liberty, as well as under saddle. This is the beginning of developing the ultimate riding horse and liberty partner!

COURSE  OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the fundamentals concepts of Liberty Training by fine-tuning online first.
  • Learn to accurately read your horse and respond appropriately using drive/draw concepts.
  • Begin the steps to liberty with “follow me”, “follow my shoulder”, and blend into a liberty circle program
  • Improve your feel and timing both online and undersaddle to build your horse’s confidence & trust in you as a leader.
  • Learn how to stretch your horse mentally to create a stronger connection with your horse.
  • Become a more precise and balanced rider as you fine tune your rider position & equitation to help your horse find healthy relaxed movement.
✴ Each clinic has a different dynamic of people and horses. Some lessons may be focused on more than others, including some not mentioned here. If one of these goals is important to you, please mention so at the beginning of the clinic.

CLINIC COST

RIDERS

$870/rider (tax included)

Includes: 
3 FREE spectator tickets.

  • $400 deposit required to register. Remaining balance due 30 days before the event.
  • Spectator tickets will be given upon arrival.
  • Stabling is not included.

SPECTATORS

$30/person/day or $75/person for all 3 days (tax included)

Must pre-register at:
[email protected]
or call 1-888-533-4353 toll free.

  • Seating available or bring your own. Bring a blanket and/or cushion for comfort.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Large group format with 12-13 riders.

HORSE & RIDER REQUIREMENTS

  • Riders must be at least 16yrs of age to participate. Youth riders between 16-18yrs must submit a Young Rider Authorization form for approval to participate.
  • Horses must be at least 3yrs old, have a minimum of 40 rides and be ride-able at the walk, trot and some canter. This is NOT a colt-starting clinic.
  • You must be comfortable riding at the walk, trot and some canter on the horse you bring.
  • Stallions NOT permitted.
  • Some knowledge of the Jonathan Field Horsemanship program is helpful (you have read "The Art Of Liberty Training For Horses" and/or watched the Natural Foundation Home Study Program particularly Ground #1.
  • Contact Clinic Host with any questions or concerns.

FACILITIES

Horse In Hand Ranch
Highway #2, Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada
Map location HERE

Indoor Arena: Heated arena, full washrooms with shower, balcony and/or bleacher seating. Bring a blanket and/or cushion for comfort.

Food:  May be available onsite. Check with clinic host. Or bring your own or travel 10 min for restaurants.

Pets & Smoking: Smoking in designated areas only. Pets are NOT permitted on the premise. Thank you!

Stabling: Indoor boxstall $50/night, includes 2 bags of bedding and automatic water. Outdoor pen $30/night. Please pre-book with Host. Bring your own water bucket, hay/feed. Muck buckets & forks available onsite.

Camping: Available onsite $20/night, includes power/septic, access to water hydrant and indoor heated showers.  Limited spots available, must pre-book with clinic host.

Hotels Nearby:
Microtel Inn & Suites ph: 403-885-9797 (mention you're at a Horse In Hand Ranch event for discount). Best Western Lacombe ph: 403-782-3535

 

PICTURES & VIDEO

Video or audio recording of any kind is NOT PERMITTED. Please pass this information on to friends/family that may be attending to watch. Photos of clinic participants are for your personal use only and may not be used for public display or commercial purposes. You may not publish, post, or display any photos of Jonathan Field, the Jonathan Field Horsemanship Centre or any member of the Jonathan Field Horsemanship team without their written consent.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

Payments accepted by Visa/Mastercard, Etransfer, or PayPal.

A $400 deposit is required to confirm your spot in the clinic. Deposits are non-refundable, non-creditable and non transferrable. 

Remaining balances are due 30 days before the clinic. This includes stabling/accommodation fees. Balance payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable, and can only be applied to a credit.

CANCELLATION:
If you cancel out of the clinic at any time, the $400 deposit is forfeited -NO EXCEPTIONS. Your balance payment will then be applied to a Jonathan Field Horsemanship Credit, less a $50 Cancellation Transaction Fee.

IF we are able to fill your clinic spot with another rider, then both your deposit and balance will be applied to a Jonathan Field Horsemanship Credit (less the $50 Cancellation Transaction Fee.) Credits can be used to purchase Jonathan Field Horsemanship merchandise, equipment, DVDs, an Open Field Membership, or applied to another clinic or camp if space allows.

REGISTER

To request a clinic registration package, please contact:

CLINIC HOST

Tamara Chmilar
1-888-533-4353 [toll free]
[email protected]

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