In-House Training, Backing and Re-education
In house training works well for many people. Here the horse comes to Kandoo Equine for a period of time to achieve specific training goals.
This is the perfect environment for 'starting' or re-educating a horse, overcoming specific problems such as not traveling in frame with a hollow back or on the forehand, or simply advancing your horse to the next level of performance.
As with all training at Kandoo Equine, you are more than welcome, in fact strongly encouraged, to spend as much time as you can learning with your horse and observing others, if your schedule allows.
There is no minimum length of stay and Kate will discuss your needs and goals with you before booking your horse in. Going away on holiday? Why not come home to a better educated equine partner?
The price for In-house training is $450 for a 6 day working week and includes at least an hour a day of lessons for your horse (and you if you can make it to Kangadoo) and all horse care. You are welcome to supply your own feed or Kate will supply it at cost for you.
In-house training and starting (breaking-in) is currently full until mid August, 2013 (let me know if you would like to be added to the waiting list from June 2013; however I will only be able to accept horses that have completed the relevant ground work clinics). There are still residential clinic places available - come and learn with your horse! See residential courses page.
I would also recommend that you attend a 'Foundation' or 'Starting Under Saddle' course with your youngster. If you have a young horse (yearling or two year old) that will not be ready for riding for a year or more, you can attend just those clinics that are relevant to you at the time. This way your horse will already know softness, self-carriage and will be working in-frame and building all those muscles he needs to carry you later on. This, not only gives your horse the best possible start in his ridden career but it a significantly gentler, calmer and more sustainable approach to the 'breaking' process.
For those of you that are unable to attend and watch Kate working your horse, video feedback is a good way of keeping you up to date. Below is an example of such feedback.