Practical horsemanship series for women at ICCPublished 7:05pm Monday, September 24, 2012
Are you looking for a better way to take your horsemanship to the next level? Isothermal Community College in Columbus announces a series of courses designed to increase your confidence to keep yourself safe while enjoying your hobby. Whether you are a competitive or pleasure, English or Western or beginner or advanced rider, this series of sessions can help you to deepen the trust bond and decrease the battles with your horses.
The class is called “Practical Horsemanship for Women and the Horses They Love” and two of three sessions are still open. The first session (already under way ) is “Leadership 1: Respect and Ground Manners.” The second session is “Confidence 1: Desensitizing/De-Spooking” and session three covers “Control with Balance 1: Achieving Natural Balance.” Each session is a complete module in itself.
Classes will meet Tuesday evenings from 6- 7:30 p.m. at Better Transitions Training Center. Session two meets Oct. 16 – 30 and session three runs Nov. 6 – 20. Class size is limited.
Instructors are Lynn Brown, owner, and Dana Fadeley, farm manager and assistant head trainer of Better Transitions Training Center.
A passionate equestrian, Lynn Brown has been a professional instructor of natural horsemanship for 18 years. She studied at the International Study Center for Parelli Horsemanship. Several years ago she moved to Polk County, settling on an 80-acre farm where she set up her training center, Better Transitions.
Brown said, “If I train your horse, he learns to respect me which does nothing to change his perception of you. Your horse alone now possesses the new knowledge which will only translate temporarily into new behaviors. However, when I empower you with the knowledge to communicate like a leader with your horse, he will also learn to willingly honor your ideas and respect your leadership. No one can take that away from you.”
To register, call 828-894-3092. More information is available at www.bettertransitions.com.
– article submitted
by Kate Barkschat