Due to my heavy writing schedule, I am only be available
for a limited number of private clinics.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Do you want to improve:
- your horse?
- your riding?
- your schooling?
- your scores?
Dr. Jahiel's popular Holistic Horsemanship® clinics cover a
wide range of topics. Learn to improve your horse's gaits, attitude, performance
- Problem-solving: learn to identify the root causes of
horse behavior problems and to solve them in a way that promotes a positive,
healthy relationship between horse and handler or rider. Appropriate for all
breeds and disciplines.
- Starting your young horse: begin his working life correctly,
avoid the problems that can arise later.
- Longeing: equipment, techniques, and benefits. Systematic
training for young horses, trained horses, and for horses and riders.
- Tack selection and fitting: Does your tack suit your
horse? Does your tack fit your horse? Appropriate for all breeds.
- Gait improvement: you can improve your horse's walk,
trot, and canter. Appropriate for all breeds and disciplines.
- Tuneups and troubleshooting: preparing for competitions.
Appropriate for dressage and eventing disciplines.
- Hands-on help for your horse: passive stretching and
pressure-point massage. Appropriate for all breeds.
Other clinic topics include Dressage Dynamics and Training Techniques,
beginning classical training, dressage from the judge's point of view,
how to interpret scores and comments, tips and exercises for improving
scores, and Exercises for Eventers: flatwork and gymnastics for
better jumping, how to walk a cross-country course, horse and rider exercises
for improved cross-country performance.
Clinics can be adapted for groups of any size and riding level, and
customized or specialty clinics can be arranged with a minimum of four
Horse Psychology seminars may be arranged alone or in conjunction with
any riding or training clinic.
Riding Clinic Format
The clinician observes, analyzes, and discusses individual riders, then
suggests exercises and techniques for strengthening their weaker areas.
Rides are followed by Q&A sessions. Observers are welcome.
Teaching Style: personalized instruction. Teaching techniques and individual
exercises are based on the clinician's assessment of each horse/rider combination.
Dr. Jahiel's immediate goal is to help individuals help themselves,
build rider self-awareness and encourage riders to become their own coaches.
Riders learn techniques of positive practice, and improve their ability
to work alone. Her long-term goal is to develop balanced, willing, forward horses and
thoughtful, tactful riders.
Riders learn how to increase their horses' attentiveness, responsiveness,
and athletic ability; how to anticipate and prevent resistances; how to
help their horses become more consistent. Finesse, not force, is the key:
no harsh tactics or equipment are used
or allowed, and no "quick fixes" are administered.
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