In addition to offering clinics at my primary training facility, Chinnock Farm, I am available for clinics regionally, nationally, and internationally. Regional clinics may be booked for smaller groups of riders, with a minimum of four rides required to schedule a clinic, as well as a minimum of half an hour per rider (45 minutes is optimal). I recommend that sufficient time for lecture and/or question and answer sessions after each ride be taken into account as well. I will schedule a maximum of eight riders or six hours on any given clinic day. Please contact me for rates and more information.
While some riders may benefit most from a basic lesson format in the clinic (i.e. isolating some of the key problem a horse and rider pair may be experiencing and focusing on these), others may have a specific goal they wish the clinic to address. Goal oriented clinics may include a lecture on the theoretical background to a particular issue, as well as demonstration of the applicable techniques. Here are some suggestions for possible clinic topics:
- ground training young or problem horses
- developing a 'classical seat'
- strengthening and suppling exercises for riders
- schooling a particular dressage movement
- schooling for a particular dressage test(s)
- applying half-halts correctly
- correcting one-sidedness in horses and riders
- training piaffe in hand