Thursday 14th September 2017 9.30-4pm
The Claire Lilley Training Centre, Forest Road, Melksham SN12 7RB
The day focuses on gaining a better understanding about the horse and about yourself.
No ridden work is involved, but there will be the opportunity to observe them from a distance, and to work more closely with them from the ground if you wish.
Horses mirror our feelings and our unconscious processes – being with them and developing a relationship with a horse is very special. Taking time to really notice what is going on for you in relation to the horse develops self-awareness and helps you to understand how you function.
Learning about how you “come across” to a horse can influence your own life skills: in relationships for example, how you cope with stressful situations, perhaps in work or sports environments. The possibilities are endless.
Horses are very aware of non-verbal communication- our body language, how calm and confident we are, or not. This applies to all aspects of horsemanship – whether we are riding or handling them, or simply in their presence. They pick up things about ourselves we are not even aware of!
There will be opportunities to ask questions and to discuss what comes up for you, and time will be spent on common issues that can turn horsemanship from a pleasurable experience into a nightmare!
Understanding the Horse
- Psychology of the horse – how horses think and react
- The horse’s senses
- The horse’s body language
- Relating to the horse- how the horse sees you
- Self awareness
- Body language
- Posture and Movement
Price £60 per person including beverages. Please bring a packed lunch, and, as we will be outdoors as well as in the stables and the classroom, wear clothing to allow for all types of weather!
B&B available locally if accommodation is required.