This is the concept of …Horse Study.
Ultimately a four-year commitment to yourself, your horse, your relationship.
Setting up a format for this long-term experience was a challenge, especially when you consider the complexity of true horsemanship…the study of horses! We want to divide each year of study into themes that will lead us through a progression that makes sense to the horses, their level of development, and the variety of skill levels we all encounter as aspiring horsemen and women.
Similar to achieving a four-year university degree, our goal is to break-up this complicated subject of Classical horsemanship, into bio-mechanic and relationship-based skills, combined with written and visual resources, to truly study the elements of developing the horse/human relationship into willing communication.
The foundation is the dressage training scale, thus relying on wisdom past down from Master Horsemen over the ages. The goals will be achievable for each year, focusing on the annual themes, but ending in the ultimate accomplishment of having built a relationship in lightness with your horse.
Horsemanship is a long-term commitment. In pursuing the ‘Horse Study’ degree, you will be committing to understanding what it means to bring a horse and yourself along in true Classical horsemanship.
If you are interested in learning more about Horse Study, please contact Alice or Susan directly at 541-856-3356.