A shared dream of many of us is having a horse who loves to be ridden just as much as you want to ride. A horse who comes willingly over to mounting block, is willing to go forwards but just as happy to slow down again when you ask. A horse who moves evenly, soundly and beautifully. The good news is that you can have all of this and more – our 2016 conference is all about Riding with Connection!
This conference will cover riding topics such as:
> Overcoming problems (everything from napping to bolting) under saddle safely and effectively
> Why connection equals confidence, for both you and your horse
> How CT can build clarity, lightness and responsiveness to boost communication and performance
> How to use positive training methods to teach your horse movements to improve suppleness, straightness and evenness – both on the ground then into the saddle.
Our Conference History
Rachel and I started running the Equine Clicker Conference in 2012 to bring together different people using reward-based training with horses. By sharing experiences, ideas and different approaches, everyone can gain more knowledge and find the best approach for them. The conferences in 2012 and 2013 involved both lecture days and practical demonstrations – learning more about the theory and then seeing it in practice was voted very helpful by everyone!
Now we’re bringing the conference back! We’ve had a short break from it due to both personal circumstances and the little (!!) task of starting and building Connection Training alongside Shawna. Obviously, the 3 of us will be there and we’ve got some other fantastic speakers lined up for you, too. We’ll reveal more about them very soon…
Here are the Conference Details:
Connection Training Conference 2016
Riding with Connection
Positive and practical solutions to take your riding to the next level!
> Overcome problem behaviours safely and effectively
> Connect with your horse through teaching excellent, balanced movement
> Improve lightness, responsiveness and relaxation to put the cherry on your performance cake!
Date and Venue:
Sunday 4th September
Conference day – Northallerton, North Yorkshire, UK
Monday 5th September
Lesson day (spectators welcome) – Catterick Saddle Club, North Yorkshire, UK
If you’d like to come along, get the date in your diary! And click the ‘notify me’ button to sign up and be the first to hear about early bird tickets.
If you’d like to bring your horse to have lessons with Hannah and/or Shawna on Monday 5th, please email claire at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
If you’re not in the UK or can’t make it, don’t worry – we’ll be recording the whole thing for you and making it available online!
Also, Shawna will be in Europe in August and September. She’s available for demos, clinics and lessons. If you’re interested in hosting anything, again please email Claire at email@example.com to get the ball rolling. We’ll give you all the support we can in organising and advertising your event to make it a success for everyone!