Train the Horse Project: Meet Stormy our 4yo Morgan foster horse. Learn the process (hands on)
it takes to train a horse. From being touched, to leading, to starting under saddle. Contact Dawn for information. 860-985-7611.
Wednesdays 5:30-7pm and Saturdays 1-2:30pm. Cost is $15.
Watch Video of Stormy in Action!
Sunday July 26, 2015
English and Western Riders Welcome! This class will focus on riding skills used in barrel racing. For the first hour, we will practice skills such as: understanding the pattern; rein management when riding small circles; disengaging hind quarters around barrels; and, changing the diagonal. A barrel-racing competition will be the final half hour. The fastest time wins. Competition rules will be distributed prior to class. The class and the competition are at trot only. Class will begin promptly at 12PM (until ~1:30PM) in the large outdoor arena. Helmets and appropriate riding clothes are required, along with the ability to ride and control your horse at the trot. Lesson horses will be available upon request and availability, if you do not have your own horse, but wish to participate. Cost:$45 Please contact Kristine Mika for more information or to sign up:email@example.com or 860-798-7588
Great opportunity for kids to learn more about natural horsemanship, spend the day with horses, build a relationship with them and meet new friends. Just being around horses does wonders to boost the natural health of the human body, mind and spirit. There will be mounted and unmounted activities. Open to ages 5-12yo.. Will be split into 2 groups. If you are older than 12yo and want to participate, please contact us about counselor in training opportunities. There will be a game day on Friday to show off all you have accomplished with your horse, parents and friends are encouraged to come. Registration form and more info.
Photos from the July camp!
5-8 year olds, 9am-11am: Tuesday-Friday 8/4 -8/7 Cost: $160
9-12 year olds, 9am-2pm: Tuesday-Friday 8/11 -8/14 Cost:$240
Tuesday August 11th 6pm-7pm - Enhance your riding with Pilates! Jeannine is an excellent Pilates instructor and also a rider. She understands the challenges every rider faces. This is a group class, bring your yoga mat or beach towel, comfortable clothes, and water. All ages welcome. Cost is $15. Please contact Jeannine for more info or to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-916-2766
We are pleased to welcome Wendy Murdoch to our barn on Saturday 8/8 and Sunday 8/9 9am - 5pm- Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician for over 30 years, author of several books and DVDs, and creator of Ride Like A Natural® and the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program™ . She is one of the most skillful teachers ever encountered in any equestrian discipline. Wendy’s desire to understand the function of both horse and human, curiosity and love of teaching capitalizes on the most current learning theories in order show riders how to exceed their own expectations. It is recommended that you attend both days to get the most out of the clinic, however you can just do one day as well for $175. Clinic runs 9am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. http://www.murdochmethod.com/about-wendy-murdoch/
Participants $350 both days (limit 12)
Auditors welcome $50/day (unlimited)
A limited number of stalls will be available for the weekend $50. Must bring your own buckets, feed, and bedding. First come first serve. All horses are required to have Rabies and negative Coggins certificates (within 1 year of clinic). Some lesson horses (leasees have first option) will also be available to rent for $50/day, upon availability, if you do not have a horse but wish to participate. Please contact Dawn for more info or if you wish to sign up for this clinic.
Normally, clinics are structured like this:
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Lecture/Awareness Session
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Group 1 rides
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Group 2 rides
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Group 3 rides
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Group 4 rides
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Wrap-up
Fall Happenings - Details to follow
September 20th Saturday: Centered Riding Clinic with Deborah Moynihan 8am-5pm
September 27th Sunday: Tanheath Hunter Pace
October 18th Sunday: 4H show
October 25th Sunday: Tara Farm Hunter Pace