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At John’s Horsemanship Hands on clinics; participants will learn proven ground training techniques and connect them to the saddle encouraging safe effective relationships with their horse[s].  The techniques will improve some of theirs and their horses weak points!  Also riders will learn hands on techniques to help them to continue to advance and improve over a period of time after the clinic.  Nothing beats live hands on instruction, whether you are participating hands on with John at a clinic or watching. John has a wealth of proven experience and knowledge to share and he does so in an entertaining and inspiring way. His common sense approach to horsemanship will help you achieve results with your horse, and he will keep you engaged in the lesson. Check the schedule below to see John's upcoming clinic and workshop dates:


Schedule 2017 


Feb 18, 2017 

Foundation of Ground & Mounted Training – St Lazare, PQ  Private Fully Booked

 

Details:  This popular clinic from “beginning beginning ground work to riding” will expand your knowledge & take you and your horse to a new level of horsemanship This 3 day clinic in which John works with the riders in a group atmosphere with all riders doing ground work or riding.  It is available to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders and must be pre-approved before scheduling.  Six to eight riders are required for this type of clinic and they need to ride for the entire clinic. The format is very personal, and easily accommodates riders of various disciplines and with a wide range of goals.  A maximum of eight riders are accepted per clinic.  Riders work one-on-one with John, in addition to working as a group. Eight (8) riders & Auditors!


Feb 26, 2017 

Colt Starting  -  Gatineau Private Fully Booked

 

Details:  A class for young horses that may or may not have been handled or worked with, instruction is directed on groundwork and preparation for the first ride. Halter work, gentling and saddling without stress - for both horse and rider - are the main focuses of Colt Starting. The four day class is intended to conclude with the rider safely aboard and beginning work in the snaffle bit.  Eight Riders (8) & Auditors!

 

Mar 15 to April 17, 2017  

 Workshop -  Springbank, AB -  Area Private 


Details:  This is general workshop tailored towards meeting the training needs of a mixed group. Hands on and Interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.  This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground & Mounted Training expanding the owners knowledge & taking them and their horse to a new level of horsemanship.  Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.  Finally transferring what the owner and the horse has learned into the saddle!  


April 2 - May 2, 2017 

Work Shop -  Stratmore, AB Area Private 


Details:  This is general workshop tailored towards meeting the training needs of a mixed group. Hands on & Interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.  This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground & Mounted Training expanding the owners knowledge & taking them and their horse to a new level of horsemanship.  Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.  Finally transferring what the owner and the horse has learned into the saddle!  

April 21-23, 2017 

Clinic Open Format Horsemanship  -    Alberta   Private Fully Booked

Details:  Think Smarter, Feel Smarter, Ride Smarter, Communicate more Effectively; John will teach you to work smarter and quickly find new solutions to old problems with new confidence.  In this format, John works ground work in the morning and riding in the afternoon.  Riders work in a group setting sessions with individual coaching. This format is available to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders and auditors are welcome.  Riders will ride for a minimum of two days.   Eight Riders (8)



 May 2 - 31, 2017  

Workshop - Sundre Area Private Home Visit


Details:  This is a closed workshop tailored towards meeting the training needs of a specific group. Hands on & interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.  This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground & Mounted Training expanding the owners knowledge & taking them and their horse to a new level of horsemanship.  Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.  Finally transferring what the owner and the horse has learned into the saddle!  


May 29, 2017  

Workshop - Bragg Creek Area Private Home Visit


Details:  This is a closed workshop tailored towards meeting the training needs of a specific group. Hands on & interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.  This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground - Connecting the exercises to the handlers mind and the horses mind.   Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.    

 

June 2 - May 2, 2017  

Workshop - Airdrie Area Private Home Visit


Details:  This workshop is for a mixed audience,  tailored towards meeting the training needs of a specific group. A training workshop is a type of interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.

This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground & Mounted Training expanding the owners knowledge & taking them and their horse to a new level of horsemanship.  Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.  Finally transferring what the owner and the horse has learned into the saddle!  


July 5, 2017   

 Workshop -  Moose Jaw, SK -  Area Private 


Details:  This is general workshop tailored towards meeting the training needs of a mixed group. Hands on and Interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.  This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground & Mounted Training expanding the owners knowledge & taking them and their horse to a new level of horsemanship.  Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.  Finally transferring what the owner and the horse has learned into the saddle!  


July 8 & 9, 2017   

Clinic Open Format Horsemanship  -  Regina   Private Fully Booked

Details:  Think Smarter, Feel Smarter, Ride Smarter, Communicate more Effectively; John will teach you to work smarter and quickly find new solutions to old problems with new confidence.  In this format, John works ground work in the morning and riding in the afternoon.  Riders work in a group setting sessions with individual coaching. This format is available to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders and auditors are welcome.  Riders will ride for a minimum of two days.   Eight Riders (8)


July 13, 2017  

Workshop - Qu'Appelle Valley, SK Private Home Visit


Details:  This is a closed workshop tailored towards meeting the training needs of a specific group. Hands on & interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.  This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground - Connecting the exercises to the handlers mind and the horses mind.   Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.    

July 15th , 2017  

Workshop - Yorkton, SK Private Home Visit


Details:  This is a closed workshop tailored towards meeting the training needs of a specific group. Hands on & interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.  This popular course covers the Essentials of Ground - Connecting the exercises to the handlers mind and the horses mind.   Consists of Establishing trust, confidence and gaining leadership on the ground.    



July 21 to July 24, 2017         

Clinics from Ground to Saddle Putting it together -  Saskatchewan  Private Fully Booked

 

Details:  Two clinics This popular clinic from “beginning of Ground Training to riding” will expand your knowledge & take you and your horse to a new level of horsemanship This is a 2 day clinic in which John works with the riders in a group atmosphere with all riders doing ground work or riding.  It is available to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders and must be pre-approved before scheduling.  Six to eight riders are required for this type of clinic and they need to ride for the entire clinic. The format is very personal, and easily accommodates riders of various disciplines and with a wide range of goals.  A maximum of eight riders are accepted per clinic.  Riders work one-on-one with John, in addition to working as a group. Eight (8) Riders!

 

August 5-6 , 2017  

Confidence Building on the Ground & Transferring it into the saddle – Alberta Private Fully Booked  

 

Details: This is a 2 day clinic format; John works with the riders on a two on one atmosphere doing ground work at a scheduled time or riding at the same time where he does you do!   He works with two horses and riders individually for two hours at a specific time each day and the remainder of the participants watch. This clinic format is open to all rider abilities, beginners through advanced.  Eight Riders will ride for a minimum of two days.



September 9th , 2017  

Foundation of Ground Training Level 1 – Alberta Home Visit Private Fully Booked  

 

Details: This is a 1 day clinic format; John works with owners following a training plan on a two on one atmosphere doing ground work at the same time where he does you do, coaching and providing advice!   This home visit clinic format is not open to the public and is by invitation of the host.  Eight owners and their horses will participate for a minimum of one day.


The following is a Generic Poster that I will customize for each clinic!






Contact us for information:  403 251-7296 or Email; alphanaturalhorsemanship@gmail.com .

 

Please note; the majority of my clinics are Private & Semi Private and it is at the discretion of the hosts who are permitted to attend that includes auditing!