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Creating Harmony with Horse Speak® & Centered Riding© Clinic

August 2 @ 9:30 am - August 4 @ 5:30 pm

Horse Speak (Precise Equine Body Language Skills) & Centered Riding combine to create a unique, one-of-a-kind clinic experience!

For this clinic Heidi brilliantly combines Horse Speak, (Precise Equine Body Language Skills) & Centered Riding to create a unique, one-of-a-kind clinic experience for all levels and disciplines of riders. The result is safer, calmer, more enjoyable interactions for horses and riders.

Horse Speak Days 1 & 2 – These days include workshops in theory, interactive exercises with humans, herd observation, self-awareness practices, interpretation, and communication with horses at liberty and in-hand.

Heidi considers Horse Speak “the missing link” in horsemanship practices today. It is communication, not training, and is guaranteed to enhance everything people do with horses. It enhances every horse/human interaction from pleasure riding, ranching, competition to stable management practices by simply creating rapport, mutual respect and trust. Heidi will include demos on how Horse Speak can help reshape undesirable behaviors through deeper understanding, from the horse’s point of view. Learn how to begin “reading & listening” to what support the horse is truly seeking in any given moment, and how to respond to them using their own language system.

Centered Riding Day 3 – On this day Heidi will share the concepts of Centered Riding as learned from neighbor, friend, mentor, and the founder of Centered Riding, the late Ms. Sally Swift. The morning begins with a workshop that includes theory, self-awareness exercises and practicing the CR “Basics” of Soft Eyes, Breathing, Centering, and Balance with human partners. In the afternoon participants will ride in small groups to practice their new discoveries.

The Basics along with “Grounding” and “Awareness” leads riders to improved security, comfort, confidence and connection in the saddle. The quiet, effective, communication between horse and rider begins to unfold when the Basics are applied, bringing you both one step closer to riding in pure harmony.

Because the focus of this day is on the rider Heidi suggests using quiet, obedient horses. “Walk/Trot” horses are very appropriate for this first ride.

Riders Choice Day 4 (Monday, August 5) – This optional “add-on” day is for those who want a private or semi-private session with Heidi to expand on their clinic experience in any topic and/or for individual problem solving. These sessions can be at liberty, in-hand or in the saddle.

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Contact host Ed Dabney for pricing, details or to register: 770-314-9254 or ed@eddabney.com 


August 2 @ 9:30 am
August 4 @ 5:30 pm
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Ed Dabney Gentle Horsemaship
1034 Hodges Circle
Mansfield, 30055 United States
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