Just want to share how amazing the gymnastic groundwork course at Cortijo de Segura was last week.
it really helped me gain a greater understanding of how I should be working with my horses, on top of learning the specific exercises we were practicing. I learned that I try and go far too fast, to slow down and reward the soft responsiveness, the intention and first move in the right direction, as well as how my body influences the horses. I just rewatched a few videos in the lunging course and got such much more out of them than I did before my week in Spain. I feel far better equipped in general to work with my horses, not just to do the groundwork.
oh, and of course it helped being so well looked after, and being with a fantastic group of fellow students. The training from Hannah was amazing, but the location, the horses and the team around you are amazing for facilitating learning, and really make it the best learning experience I’ve ever had.