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2017   (Registration Form  &  Release Form)

 

Dates Title Location
May 27-28

Trail Workshop & Lessons

Cedarwood Farm
94 Essex Road
Ipswich, MA
Contact: Julie Moore
jules_moore@yahoo.com
May 29

Lessons

Rhode Island, NY

Contact: Kelly Sigler Patterson
ks@kellysigler.com

May 30-31

Lessons

 Bangor, ME

Contact: Kelly Sigler Patterson
ks@kellysigler.com

July 15-16

Horsenality/Humanality Clinic

 Catronica Farm
212 Johnson Mill Road
Orrington, ME

Contact: Diana Fletcher McKay
207-944-3923
dianaus@msn.com

 July 22-24

Lessons

Ancora Imparo Equine Center
Northfield, NH

Contact: Shira Nafshi
shiranafshi@gmail.com

 July 28-30

Biomechanics Clinic

 Northfield, NH

Contact: Laura Inman
yootslaura@hotmail.com

 September 15-18

 Ninja Horsemanship

 Looking Glass Farm
Wagener, SC

Contact: Kelly Sigler Patterson
ks@kellysigler.com

September 22 –
October 2

Australia: Teaching Abroad

October 14-15

Biomechanics Clinic

 Ivanhoe, NC

November 2-17

 Ride, Wine and Dine Trip to Spain

 FULL

ks@kellysigler.com

Clinic Topics

If you have a special topic you would like covered that is not on the list CONTACT me as well!

Formats for these topics include 1-Day Workshops and 2-Day Clinics.

Reaching for the Bit

Does your horse have trouble with the bit? Does riding with Finesse make you nervous? Do you want your horse to use their body in a better way?

You learn how to get your horse freely forward, make transitions with just your seat and energy, relieve brace, build suppleness, and develop balance and straightness—not to mention feeling your horse reach for the bit in a desire to hold your hand!

Take your sensitivity for the partnership with your horse to a whole new level!

 

Rider Biomechanics

The focus is on you. Through Rider Biomechanics you will learn how to achieve a safe and secure riding position. And gain a better understanding of what you are doing in your body, so that you can be a more effective rider. You will also learn exercises to help you break old negative patterns.

Rider Biomechanics is not just about movement, but also about why things happen. It is not just “look up and get your heels down”, but why did your heels come up in the first place? It looks at your spine and anatomy to make sure you are sitting in a strong, safe position.

Biomechanics can help improve performance and achieve the competitive edge for the more advanced rider. The beginner will learn to sit in a stronger, safer position and find increased confidence from better balance. Through simulations, practice and theory.

 

Spook & Survive

Beginning with a discussion on why horses spook, and how their spirit level impacts on how they react.

The clinic continues on the ground, with horses online. A variety of stimuli in the form of scary objects and scenarios will be presented to the horses. From the safety of being on the ground learn how to introduce your horse to these objects and how to build their confidence.

Then encounter additional scary obstacles from the saddle. And learn the basic Natural Horsemanship skills needed if your horse spooks when you are in the saddle. In an Introduction to Rider Biomechanics, Kelly will show you how important it is to ride correctly so you stay in the saddle if your horse does spook!

Equine Emergency Disaster Preparedness

The unthinkable can happen in the blink of an eye. Barn or wild fire, trailer accidents, incidents on the trail, getting stuck in mud or down a ravine, entangled in wire. How will you respond? Who do you call? What do you do? How will your horse react?

Learn basic equine emergency rescue and trailer safety training. Learn how to prepare your horse for the feel of straps, ropes, and webbing; observe your horse’s behavior when approached by a firefighter in a simulated barn fire evacuation; discover whether your horse will load under the direction of a firefighter in full gear.

If an emergency occurs, yes—Call 9-1-1 and your Veterinarian—but don’t miss this opportunity for Emergency Preparation to prevent and prepare for those potentially life-threatening emergency situations.

Expect the Unexpected…Be able to Respond instead of React!

 

Introduction to Natural Horsemanship

Begin your journey into Natural Horsemanship by learning the horses language on the ground, and then in the saddle. The groundwork skills will help to earn your horses’ trust and respect.  The ground skills are based on the ways horses interact with each other in a natural herd dynamic to establish communication and dominance. And they are the basis of every maneuver you will want to teach your horse, no matter how basic or advanced.

Not only does the horse become calmer and more responsive, he becomes more mentally and emotionally connected to you – developing a partnership, strength of bond and loyalty, to the point that your horse will prefer to be with you more than with another horse.

 

Cross Country

Get ready to apply your principles to purpose! This one day workshop or two day course will show you how natural horsemanship can improve your communication cross country. This is for natural horsemen that want to just start out jumping (small natural logs as you could encounter on the trail) and to know how to do it safely. For those who have evented, you will learn how to prepare your horse safely on the ground to help your horse’s confidence.

We will then take it to the saddle and show how natural horsemanship and reading the horse will create an amazing partnership. This course can be customized for a more advanced eventing group. Care will be taken that everyone is at the same level.

 

Defining the Brace: Mental, Emotional, Physical

Horses and Humans Brace when they are unconfident or unwilling. This could stem from a bad experience— self protection, discomfort, or fear. It could also result from an “I don’t want to!” In this course, we will learn to read which is which and how to fix it, starting with tiny braces on the ground. These will fix the big braces while riding!

We will also work on brace in the saddle—this might mean from your horse not softening at the pole, to not moving off of your leg. How do you tell if they are unwilling or unconfident? This course will answer those questions. We will also focus on the scale of training and how brace is a red light—we need to release this before we move on.

 

 

Natural Horsemanship Program for the Deaf

I’m working with Dr. Clare Manning and the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, California to establish a Natural Horsemanship Program for the Deaf. We believe the world of Natural Horsemanship may hold a very special significance for Deaf individuals in the future. The unique way most Deaf individuals process information visually is actually considered an asset, not a deficit, in the Natural Horsemanship approach to communication with horses.

The pilot program with the California School for the Deaf in Fremont is an all volunteer effort. We need a riding facility (for free) where we can hold the Program. And we are looking for volunteers to help. There is no money, just a willingness to donate your time and passion—as we are ours. Please help us to make this vision a reality.

Testimonials

My horse Dakota and I progressed more during those four days of camp than we had all winter! Kelly assisted in helping to advance my PNH skills to a level I didn’t think I could achieve. I returned home with a new sense of confidence and lots of ambition to continue my journey with Dakota.Jane Plough
I can’t believe how many ways that I have put my awesome partner, Diego, in harm’s way without knowing it. After attending the Emergency Preparation of Your Horse Clinic I found out how I could protect him from injury and death. Peyton Slade
My outstanding trail mount, after an injury that required lengthy stall rest, emerged as a terrified coward with a tendency to freeze, bolt and buck when I was brave enough to climb on board. By the end of the week, with your assistance, I was able to ride him with other horses on the trail! It has to be one of the most joyous moments in my life to see my “old” horse come back to me! Shelby and Gilbert