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Liberty and Agility Clinic
September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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)
•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
•Basics of in hand liberty
Week Three (call back)
•In hand liberty
•Understanding herd mentality
•Teaching a callback
Week Four (adding obstacles)
•Combining in hand liberty and the callback
•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
If you will like to audit this clinic, please register at mthoodcenter.com
Auditing will be $20 per class
Mt Hood Center is bringing horses back to the old Mt Hood Equestrian Center. We are currently in the process of restoring this historic location back to its original splendor.
We understand that this space was once the gathering place for horse lovers throughout our community and that generations of memories were made in this place that has been a home to so many. The newly renovated Mt Hood Center is honored to be tasked with providing a new and exciting environment in which future generations will have the same opportunity to forge wonderful memories.