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March Newsletter

Kate Fenner - Wednesday, March 26, 2014


VBA Texas Jack

I am thrilled to announce that the gorgeous Brumby, TJ, has won my heart and is now a permanent member of the Kandoo Equine Team.

I learn more from TJ every time I interact with him than I do from any other horse I have ever known.

Welcome aboard Texas Jack!

Diary Dates


15th November

New Foundation Courses

Kandoo Open Day

22nd November


Murrumbateman Foundation Course Filling Quickly

Kate is very happy to announce that she will be commencing a Foundation Course at Murrumbateman. We have 6 dates in the diary (see below for details) and the Arena at the Rec Grounds is booked. All participants will then be eligible to attend Graduate Clinics held at Kangadoo and elsewhere. 

This particular course is designed specifically for horses that are already started  under saddle and simply lacking foundation work (travelling in frame, independent hind quarter and shoulder control and so on). 

If you feel that your horse is really not reaching his full potential then join Kate for the course. Spaces are strictly limited so email Kate today.

Field Day Demonstrations

Kate will be demonstrating at the following Field Days in 2014:

  1. Riverina - May 9-10, Griffith
  2. Mudgee - July 11-12
  3. Murrumbateman - October 18-19

Graduate Clinics

Graduates of the Foundation Course (or those of you with equivalent training) will be offered Graduate Clinic Days at Kangadoo and around NSW.

These days will help you progress in your chosen discipline. Dates to be announced on the website.

Honours Research Project

Having completed her Equine Science degree last year, Kate is now doing an honours year. Her research project will investigate the effects of emotional level on cognition. Kate has always believed that getting the emotional level right when training led to a better outcome and less stressful experience for both horse and rider/trainer and this experiment is designed to put that theory to the test.

Emotional level will be assessed using heart rate, heart rate variability and eye temperature (using a infrared thermal camera), in addition to looking at both rein tension and scores on a behavioural scale.

DVDs Now Available at Brighton's Saddlery Online Store and Catalogue

All of the Kandoo Equine Training DVDs are now available in the Brighton's Saddlery catalogue and at their online store.

Murrumbateman Foundation Schedule

  • April 12
  • 11-3pm

  • April 19

  • April 26

May 3

May 10

May 17

May 31
  • Free Demonstration 10am
  • Private lessons (email Kate for a booking)
  • .
  • Foundation Clinic 1 - Give to the Bit
  • Softness in the bridle, travelling in frame, self-carriage
  • .
  • Foundation Clinic 2 - Shoulder Control
  • Same-rein-same-foot and reverse arc, shoulder elevation
Foundation Clinic 3 - Long-Reining
A little like lunging but so much more educational. The horse learns to travel in frame and be soft in the bridle
Foundation Clinic 4 - Arena Manoeuvres
Putting the frame and shoulder work together
Foundation Clinic 5 - Hind Quarter Control
Independent hind quarter control to travers; taught off the rein. We now have control of each of the four feet.
Foundation Clinic 6 - Canter
Putting everything together in the walk, trot and canter. Your horse will now be ready to go out and ride a beautiful dressage test, compete in the show ring or other competition or take you safely on the trail.

Rebecca Palmer commented on 26-Mar-2014 08:51 PM
Great to see that TJ is staying with you... Really enjoying hearing about his progress and the relationship that is building between you... Could you tell me more about the open day you are holding later in the year Thank you Hi Rebecca, Thanks for that, I am really happy too. The open day will be a couple of hour in the morning with demo and showcasing some horses that will be for sale in December followed by lunch (in aid of a local charity). Do hope you can make it. There will be more details closer to the time. Kate

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