|Posted on January 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM|
I am very excited to announce that we are hosting an in-hand training clinic with Felicia Britt March 16-18. She has an amazing way with horses and an exceptional talent to communicate with both the horse and it's owner - I have had the good fortune to meet Felicia and learn from her training methods and can say first hand that it has been some of the best training I have received.
Let me just be very honest with you. I have ridden and handled horses since I was 15 years old. I have worked in several horse barns, handled lots of horses and ridden just as many - BUT I do not have a lot of self-confidence. While I have never had a huge issue with trained horses, the tables were definitely turned on me when I began to breed and have foals. Baby horses do not come into the world knowing their boundaries with humans. Even Gypsy Baby Horses, who are incredibly sweet and gentle (most of the time) still do not understand that they have to listen and respect a human. When you don't have a lot of self-confidence, it is very quickly picked up on and taken advantage of, especially as that baby gets bigger and bigger....
Felicia spent two days with me at my farm last winter and I learned so much in those two days. I learned about setting boundaries, being consistent with my handling, and how to lead a horse that is stubborn and wants to lag behind, as well as lead a horse who is impatient and wants to plow ahead. Yep, I have two complete opposite babies, both sweet and smart, but they needed to know their boundaries and I needed to learn how to set them. Thank You, Felicia! I am a different person around my horses now, and they respond differently too - now I just have to get comfortable in the show ring! - SO I am VERY excited to have Felicia back again. This time I want to invite YOU to come too!
Take time to read her website, www.feliciabritthorsemanshlp.com, to get a good overview of her horse training philosophy. This is strickly an in-hand clinic - no riding involved. Felicia will be going over the basics as well as addressing how to halter show, compete in in-hand obstacle courses and showmanship classes. SO, if you are wanting to do a little showing this will be a crash course in those areas, too! Even if YOU are an experience handler, this is a great opportunity to get your young or inexperience horse out in another arena and get some good training.
Please let me know if you have any questions, see Felicia's website to register.