Kandoo Equine is very pleased to announce the start of a new Foundation Course. The Foundation Course clinics are aimed at riders and their horses that lack solid foundation work. Your horse can be started under saddle or not but should be of an age to be started under saddle. It is suitable for horses that might require re-training, such as off the track horses or those with less than satisfactory/safe training or bad habits. The course will teach you workable, easy to understand methods that focus on safety, horse welfare, performance and FUN.
Participant's comment on recent Foundation clinic
"This clinic is probably the best horse training investment I’ve ever made. This course is brilliant (as is Kate). This is a systematic practical course that not only trains the horse, but allows you to carry over what you have learned to other horses. This course uses gentle methods to produce happy confident soft and responsive horses that understand their job, and riders/handlers that understand why they are doing what they are doing and whether or not it will work."
The July Course dates are as follows:
July 7 and 21
August 11 and 18
September 8, 22 and 29
The course is filling fast and places are strictly limited so email Kate for details.
The March Course (FULL) dates are as follows:
March 16 and 30th
April 14 and 20th
May 4 and 18th
June 1st and 8th
The courses are held at Kangadoo and the cost is $200 a day and includes a relevant training DVD for each lesson.
This course is FULL. If you would like to join another course please email Kate. Dates for the next foundation course will be in the diary soon. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Don't worry too much about the dates as we can be flexible and if you cannot make a particular date you can often do that lesson on a private basis later (or even earlier).
Clinic 1: Round pen work - inside and outside turns and come to me. Sacking out your horse. Depending upon the amount of handling your horse has already had this week may lead to working with clippers, tarps and towing objects.
Clinic 2: Bridling and give to the bit - teaching your horse to accept the bridle with his head down and open his mouth for you. Teaching your horse to travel in a soft frame and keeping your horse's attention - no more shying!
Clinic 3: Shoulder Control - full control of the shoulders off one rein at a time. Reverse arc and follow your nose. This lesson will stop your horse falling in or out on a circle and give you complete shoulder control while maintaining a soft round working frame. It will also give you a horse that leads like a dream (and if you do your homework - one that does not require a lead rope).
Clinic 4: Long-reining - the most useful tool in the box! It is not as easy as it looks but a ton of practice on this day will get you there and you will never look back.
Clinic 5: 1st Saddling - this is a sacking out lesson that keeps the horse (and handler of course) safe, learning and understanding. NO bucking it out here!
Clinic 6: First rides - getting the walk and trot. Focus on directional exercises that you can take home for homework.
Clinic 7: Hindquarter control - taught from each side of the horse and off the rein, hindquarter control is essential for stops, canter departures, speed within gait and many, many other things. By the end of this clinic you will have travers on one side of your horse and homework will be to do the other side.
Clinic 8: Advancing - this final clinic is devoted to the things that you would like to do - from canter work to float loading. This week will be based on individual lessons so that you can all learn from one another.