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We look forward to seeing you and your horses in 2013
Bring your horses, friends & family for fun weekend or four day courses.
27th & 28th April
4th & 5th May
11th & 12th May
8th & 9th June
15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd June
6th & 7th July
13th & 14th July
18th – 21st July
27th& 28th July
Bookings for One to One courses are arranged to suit you , dates can be in the week or on weekends to suit you
with or without your own horse
Book now to save your place
Tel;01981 510 269 to talk to John in more detail
Wondering what to give your friend or loved one? Why not indulge them in a voucher for one of our Horsemanship Courses http://www.horselistener.co.uk/natural-horsemanship/ or one to one lessons at old Shawls Farm http://www.horselistener.co.uk/about/lessons/ with or without their own horse it will be a unique present.
Phone 01981 510 269 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Recent thank you cards from Horsemanship Course participants:
To John & Daisy,
Thank you so much for the amazing time that my horse & I experienced on our course. You have started me on a journey which will enrich the mutual bond between us. Your gentle approach is truly amazing and inspirational. Thank you Clare & Ticks
“Been amazing weekend – we “think” we have learned loads. You have educated us all so much…and the horses thank you for that.
We will be back, so if you could paint the stables “Pink” by then that would be fab. Love team Pink” XXX
We also got a beautiful card from Wendy Warren who participated on the Horse Listening Skills Course; Here is a link to the stunning card image she sent us: http://www.wendywarren.co.uk/originals/sika-deer-poised.asp
Dear John, Daisy & Horses!
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for my weekend. It was so enlightening and enjoyable. I am looking forward to implementing what I have learned and to continue to learn in the future..With all good wishes Wendy”
John had a fantastic time yet again in France lots of keen students and lovely horses. We would like to say a big thank you to Susannah Pook for organising everything so well. Along with all the participants human & equine.
See you next year
John & Daisy
Here is some recent feedback:
I just got back from my week on the France course having safely unloaded “my big boy” after your (much appreciated) Master Class in loading him. We then walked politely together to his field and as I tipped his face towards me to take his head collar off – he looked at me with his big brown eyes and I swear I heard him say “Thank You” . . . .
I am sure I can speak for all of us on the France 2011 course that we had a blast, we laughed lots, and we learned even more. I too would like to say a heartfelt Thank You.
A la prochaine…
Listen to your horse, pay attention to detail, even something as simple as the way you catch and lead your horse can make a big difference to the way he sees you. There is always a reason for your horses’ behaviour; there is no such thing as a naughty/bad horse just a misunderstood one. For example a horse that starts to refuse fences could have a bad back or a horse that bites when you tack him up could have a badly fitting saddle it is up to us to find out the cause and help resolve it rather than seeing it as so called “Naughty Behaviour”
A bargy horse is often seen as rude but it is down to us to explain to the horse in a kind and consistent way how we would like the horse to be around us.
Horses are continually trying to communicate with us and it is up to us to notice and take care of the little things so the big things don’t happen. You couldn’t do anything with a horse without his willingness to try; it is vital you reward even the smallest try.
Adding pressure to a situation can confuse the horse, aim for lightness and clear communication when handling and riding your horse.
You need to look after both the physical and emotional well being of your horse and yourself. Ensuring your horse is physically capable of doing what you are asking him to do and is happy in the environment you keep him in. Your horse knows what mood you are in from the moment he sees you, it is your duty to listen and understand how he is feeling.
We are all on a journey with our horses, they have so much to teach us.
Don’t forget we love hearing your updates.
Daisy, John & all the Horses at Old Shawls
Comments from the 2011 Ways With Horses Event. Visit the Equine Market Watch website for their latest fund raising events
“John working with EMW ‘Beanie’ was a
huge highlight to a wonderful day full
of lovely people both demo-ing
The day raised a phenomenal £743.33
Our most sincere and grateful thanks
go to all concerned and especially to
Terry Reader for such superb Photo’s”