L2-4 Posture and Saddle Balance Minimum Requirements:
Auditioned Level 1, Level 2 On Line (Pre-requisite for any Freestyle Level 2, or 3 classes unless the instructors feel that you are already competent)*Instructors:
Farrah Green - 2 Star Parelli Instructor
Michelle Manshardt - 2 Star Parelli InstructorGoals:
To be able to assess any horse's current posture and have the tools to influence it in a positive way. Know how to use shims to balance your particular saddle as well as saddles in general. Help your horse to develop athletically and move effortlessly by utilizing their whole range of motion more efficiently! Create positive patterns for your horse to develop a healthy topline!
Here are some topics that may be covered in this course. In class, if there is a specific issue that you need help with, please let the instructors know – there might be someone else in the class with the same question! We look forward to seeing you there!
- What is the posture of your horse and how do you change it. (Your horse is not down hill permanently.)
- How to read your horses back for problems, and what the solutions are.
- How to balance your saddle to improve your horse's posture.
- How to shim and balance the saddle you already own to best fit you and your horse.
- Bareback riding for better horse and human balance.
This class is an essential building block in your riding
foundation with information that will greatly benefit both horse and
human. You may need more time to practice these concepts in order to apply them confidently to unsupervised situations with your horse. You can always repeat the course if you
feel as though you need more supervised practice with any of the topics
listed above. At the end of the course, if you graduate, there will be
lesson times available to further assess your horse's development and assist in fitting additional saddles or refit your saddle. Graduation means that the instructors feel that you could correctly identify your horse's posture as well as your particular saddling needs and be able to problem solve with the tools you learned in class.
There is $5 trailer-in fee due to The Horse First Farm at the time of arrival. Stabling is available for $15/ day.For more information please contact Barb Riffle at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (608) 219-6399 .
Driving directions to the facility:
The Horse First Farm
5594 Alpine Rd.
Brooklyn WI 53521
*The minimum qualifications are put in place to assure that you are in the class that would be of the most benefit to you. This also will help you set goals and be more of a leader for your horse! You don’t need to have already officially passed with Parelli, just show one of the instructors (Michelle, Farrah) your audition tape and we will let you know!