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Dawn and Liberty

Train to Ride Naturally


Versatility Clinics & Competitions

Versatility Clinic: Sunday 4/26 12-3pm Come practice your versatility skills.
12pm-beginner, 1pm-intermediate and 2pm-advanced. Limited to 5 horse/rider combos per level.
Cost is $30. Competition will follow on Saturday 5/2, 10am Details to follow.

Clinics and Special Events


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.
Wednesdays 5:30-7pm and Saturdays 1-2:30pm. Cost is $15.

Pattern Class: With Kristine. Starts at 12pm. Class will last 1 hour and is limited to 5 horse/rider combos. Obstacles used will be: cones and/or poles.  Gaits for patterns will be walk and/or trot. Cantering only if all in group are able and willing to do so.  A pattern will be designed for specific riding skills, single run-throughs, paired riding run-throughs, and group riding run-throughs.Handouts provided. To Sign Up or for Questions, contact:  Kristine Mika/ kristinemika@yahoo.com / 860 798 -7588 (cell)

Spring Discussion: Join us on Thursday 4/16 from 5pm-8pm to bring in spring.
Topics will include talks on poisonous plants to watch for in pastures, digestion,
insect management, and more, with expert speakers, from SmartPak and Blue Seal.
This is an unmounted informational class. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Cost is $10. RSVP by 4/7/15 naturalhorse80@yahoo.com





You may purchase a dvd of Dawn giving instructions on Leading, Disengaging Hindquarters, Riding and Backing Up. This dvd is available for only $10. Contact Dawn for information on how to get yours today!
email: naturalhorse80@yahoo.com

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"Dawn Bonin has helped me so much with my Standardbred, Ironworkers DJ, in a remarkably few number of lessons...The one rein stop works, and Dawn is patient enough to keep pointing this out in a calm and helpful way. I've owned horses for 24 years, and it's humbling to realize that after all that time, I can still manage to ride ineffectively. Luckily, Dawn has come along, so at long last I can turn the trend around. I've told my husband she's probably saved my life. Without her help, it's very possible DJ and I would be bolting across the countryside, headed for a wreck."...continued
Mary Crombie Geer Glastonbury (Age 62)

Natural Horsemanship at Babcock Hill Equestrian Center with Dawn Bonin.

Babcock Hill

Now offering boarding with 25 stalls, 30+ acres, 2 outdoor rings, an indoor ring, and miles of trails. Come join us where fun and horses goes together.

577 Babcock Hill Road, Coventry, CT 06238

email: naturalhorse80@yahoo.com
cell: 860-985-7611
barn: 860-742-2667

Natural Horsemanship is a method of relating to and communicating with horses. Communicating using pressure and the release of pressure. Learning how to understand the horse's body language. Working, training and riding in a way that complements the horse's personality and instincts.
As a horse trainer and instructor I teach horses and people in a way they can understand and help them communicate better with each other.

Please contact me for more information about training your horse and you!

$10 for pony rides ~10min (10yrs and under)
$50 for private lesson.
$150 for beginner starter lesson package (3 private lessons plus Dawn's instructional video).
$180 for package of four lessons (4 lessons).
Training: $340/month 2 days per week. $580 month 4 days per week.
Clinics (off property) $55/person (minimum of 3 people for 2 hours).
Also offering demos and training, please contact for prices.

Have Dawn give a clinic at your barn!

Training at your barn - Get 3 riders together and we will work horses for 2hrs. $55/person.  (3 hrs if 5 or more riders). You decide how you would like to split the time.  Group lesson, individuals, or combination.  Call for price/time quote if you have group larger than 6 people.  Travel charge will apply if further than 20 miles. 

"Dawn has a great gift of seeing through the eyes of a horse. She understands their behavior and how to work with them on their terms instead of using dominance, intimidation or force." Leslie Wolf ESMT

Watch the interview with Dawn on WFSB-TV! Kara Sundlun of Better Connecticut pays a visit to Stonepost Farm to learn more about the natural way of working with horses.