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Liberty and Agility Clinic

August 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 17, 2020

Alina Stasik, from the famed Cavalia Horse Show, begins her residency at Mt Hood Center with her Liberty and Horse Agility six week clinic series.

The goal of the Series is to:
*Have proper communication at liberty while going through an obstacle course
*Be able to keep your horses’ focus and trust while under pressure or in an a new environment
*Develop a true connection with your horse to the point where you no longer rely on aids such as halters and lead ropes.

Two groups, two hours each group, one day a week for six weeks.
8 to 10 people a group
1st group: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
2nd group: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

$800 per person paid before classes begin

Each Participant provides their own horse, will need comfortable shoes, and 30-40 inch crop

We will hold a horse agility competition at the and of the six week course with both groups. The winner will receive a prize.

Week One (basics)
•Liberty demonstration
•Run through of program and syllabus
•What is liberty? Proper communication and developing to use
•Body control and setting boundaries

Week Two (keeping interest)
•Keeping interest and not relying on aids
•Giving more freedom
•Body control
•Basics of in hand liberty

Week Three (call back)
•In hand liberty
•Understanding herd mentality
•Building trust
•Teaching a callback

Week Four (adding obstacles)
•Combining in hand liberty and the callback
•Adding obstacles
•Desensitizing and keeping focus
•Control through cues and communication

Week five (horse agility)
•Review of clinic
•Run through of course
•Confronting any difficulties or setbacks
•Using liberty on and off an agility course

Week Six (competition)
Both groups from six weeks series combined. Starting with rules and regulations of event. We will allow time for everyone to go through the course once and talk about any setbacks or problems they experience. Each person will go through the course a second time with this one counting for the competition. Highest point contestant with be presented with a prize.
The course will consist of liberty maneuvers leading into obstacles Without halter and lead rope. Contestants will be able to have a dressage crop used as an extension of arm. If a lead rope is needed it must be held loose without pulling on it. The course will consist of eight or more obstacles. The course is timed but is also judged on consistency and how the horse and owner perform through each obstacle.


Interested? Please contact Alina Stasik directly to register
email: nmstasik@gmail.com
call: (303)246-9999

If you will like to audit this clinic, please register at mthoodcenter.com
Auditing will be $20 per class


August 13, 2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mt Hood Center
29450 SE Lariat Ln
Boring, Oregon 97009
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