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Update on the upcoming week in SPAIN . . .



 

LESLIE DESMOND EN ESPAÑA

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Hola amantes del caballo!


El legado del legendario Bill Dorrance acerca del manejo del caballo y la equitación “Feel&Release” continua y puedes formar parte de ello. 

Si eres entrenador o jinete y consideras que has llegado a un punto muerto con tu caballo, esta es una buena oportunidad para romper este ciclo. Leslie Desmond ha ayudado a entrenadores y jinetes de muchos países y de distintas disciplinas, a alcanzar sus objetivos relanzando sus carreras en una nueva y emocionante etapa. El aprendizaje basado en el método Feel&Release fué creado por el maestro Bill Dorrance y a día de hoy es Leslie quien, tras un largo tiempo aprendiendo junto a él y siendo coautora de su libro*, se encarga de hacer llegar sus enseñanzas por todo el mundo.

* ”True Horsemanship Through Feel”

A continuación os voy a presentar el programa de clinics que voy a realizar durante estos diez próximos días por el norte de España.

7 – 8 DE SEPTIEMBRE: ADE

Este fin de semana (7 - 8 de septiembre) dará lugar en ADE un acontecimiento muy especial. En el Refugio, Leonor tiene algunos caballos y ponis muy interesantes con los que podrán disfrutar de las demostraciones que Leslie Desmond realizará sobre las técnicas de "Feel&Release" que aprendió de Bill Dorrance (1906-1999) de Salinas, CA.

Un evento maravilloso que no puedes perderte si eres un/a amante de los animales! Aprovecha mientras colaboras con ADE para aprender acerca del método Feel & Release. Es una buena oportunidad de hacer una donación para apoyar una pequeña fundación y disfrutar al mismo tiempo del avance significativo que los caballos y los voluntarios pueden hacer con el trabajo de Leslie!

ADE (Asociación en Defensa de los Équidos)

Carretera   / BV-3008  Km 7 / Fonollosa, SPAIN

Sigue el link para inscribirte: 

https://lesliedesmond.com/topschedule/clinic-schedule/136-asociacion-en-defensa-de-los-equidos

11 y 12 DE SEPTIEMBRE: Castejón del puente

Estos días tendrá lugar en Castejón del Puente (Huesca) un clinic para jinetes y oyentes. A pesar de que la asistencia como jinete ya está completa, pueden participar como oyentes de este magnífico clinic del que sin duda aprenderán muchísimo acerca de la correlación entre la aplicación de la técnica "Feel&Release" pie a tierra y montando. 

En este clínic, aprenderás las bases, las técnicas, los ángulos y las posiciones necesarias para lograr unas manos ligeras, una correcta posición de la parte superior del cuerpo y las piernas y también refinar cómo presentarse ante un caballo utilizando Feel & Release.

Aprenderás a saber dónde están en cada momento los manos y pies del caballo y como influencian en su posición durante el trabajo. También ser capaz de ajustar su cuello, cabeza, espaldas, dorso y caderas utilizando unas manos ligeras.

Para inscripciones o información pónganse en contacto con Kai Mattern: 618580458

                                                                 

13 DE SEPTIEMBRE: HORSES AND HUMAN

La primera edición de Horses&Human ha contado con la especial colaboración de Leslie Desmond.  

El viernes 13 de septiembre de 18 a 20h Leslie hará una demostración trabajando dos caballos que tienen la costumbre de tirar a los jinetes. Dependiendo de como vayan las cosas, la demostración puede alargarse un poco.

Para más información e inscripciones:

Teléfono: Rafa Caparròs +34 622217468 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./www.horsesandhuman.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Kai Mattern / Tel: + 34 618 580 458 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PratParadis
Masia La Costa  CP: 17773 Albanyà

14 -15 DE SEPTIEMBRE: CLUB HÍPIC TÀRREGA

Desde este enfoque comentado con anterioridad y aplicando la metodología de "Feel&Release", buscaremos a través de este clinic que el caballo revele su ligereza, la verdad y el equilibrio. Es importante que todas las personas entiendan que estas técnicas pueden aplicarse con éxito a todas las razas, modalidades deportivas o niveles. 

Leslie acepta caballos difíciles , caballos jóvenes y caballos asustados o confusos de cualquier edad o raza. Si planeas traer un semental, llama directamente a Kai Mattern a este número: +34618580458. Todos los demás participantes por favor contacten con el patrocinador del clínic, Roger: +34 630952932para reservar su plaza.

Leslie trabajará personalmente con cada uno de los jinetes o propietarios participantes.

NOTA: No es necesario que tu caballo presente alguna problemática para participar en el clínic.  

Clinic para un máximo de 5 jinetes  (que sepan ir en paso, trote y galope sin problemas)

Contactos:

Roger: +34 630952932   Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Ubicación de las instalaciones

Camí de Vilagrassa a Verdú s/n
25300 Tàrrega
(A 200 mts de la carretera de Sant Martí de Maldà)

http://www.chtarrega.com/

Sigue el link para inscribirte: 

https://lesliedesmond.com/topschedule/clinic-schedule/172-september-14-15-2013-tarrega-lerida

*Leslie estará disponible para lecciones particulares en cualquier punto de Cataluña. Si estás interesado en clases particulares o en grupo fuera del tiempo de los clínics, contacta con Kai Mattern: 618580458.

Para más información póngase en contacto con:

Kai Mattern 34 618 580 458/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MÁS ACERCA DE BILL DORRANCE

Bill Dorrance era un apasionado de los caballos, y pasó 75 de sus 93 años pensando en el mejor modo de comunicarse con los caballos de una manera que no implicase fuerza , sumisión, trucos , látigos  o dolor para conseguir una conexión. Bill pasó su vida estudiando las formas en que los caballos se comunican entre sí y con las personas que los manejan, trabajan y viven con ellos. Sus conocimientos que le convirtieron en experto procedían de una síntesis de las innumerables horas dedicadas a la práctica de las técnicas que muchos otros aplicaron durante décadas en los periodos de guerras. Él experimentó con estas técnicas durante décadas hasta que consiguió integrarlas y crear su propio método.

Bill Dorrance poseía un amplio conocimiento que adquirió no sólo de la práctica con los vaqueros de California en la década de 1930 , sino también a partir de una lectura cuidadosa y del estudio de las obras de maestros clásicos de doma que influyeron en las caballerías de otros tiempos. Entre ellos, el capitán E. Beaudant (“Horse Training Out Door and High School”, de E. Beaudant publicado 1931 ) , y Baucher ( Francois Baucher ( 1796-1963 ) : “El hombre y su método” [ trad . Hilda Nelson ] hizo popular en su tiempo. Estos horsemen eran muy hábiles en la preparación de los caballos para su uso en la guerra y , en tiempos de paz impresionaron a mucha gente con sus exhibiciones debido a los movimientos atléticos que estos caballos presentaban.

En estos libros que Bill estudió, E. Beaudant (“Horse Training Out Door and High School”,1931) y F. Baucher, ("Method of riding based on new principles";1842) se explica la manera en que entienden los caballos así como las técnicas y ejercicios que conducen a los resultados deseados. Bill también tuvo en cuenta algunas de las recomendaciones formuladas por Alois Podhjasky (1898 - 1973) de la Escuela Española de Equitación en las demostraciones que hizo en Salinas , CA 1956 durante su gira por los EE.UU.  Además, y sobretodo lo más importante es que el enfoque de "Feel & Release" que Bill se utiliza con los caballos más difíciles lo aprendió de su hermano, Fred Dorrance. Fred se mudó a California desde la casa familiar de Oregon a mediados de la década de 1920 y empezó a trabajar junto a los tradicionales vaqueros sudamericanos durante 20 años.

Venga y aprenda lo que Bill mostró Leslie acerca de este enfoque , mientras que ella está en España en los siguientes lugares de este otoño!

 

Tour Update: 2014 Private coaching and demo in Germany, Spain and Sweden

 On the Horizon . . .  

 

August 23 - 25  Korumdalen  /  Rakkestad, Norway  Feel & Release, Horsemanship Clinic

 

August 30 - September 2    Kvaløya Hestesportklubb  /  Skulsfjorden (near Tromsø), Norway / Feel & Release, Horsemanship Clinic   /   Contact: Sigrid Engen

September 7 - 8   (Sat.-Sun.)   ADE  /  Fonolossa, Spain  Fundraiser for Unwanted Horses and other animals

 

September 13  (Fri.)   18:00 - 20:00  / Albanyà (Gerona).  SPAIN

Leslie will straighten out the 2 horses that buck their riders off on Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or later, if needed.

Rafa Caparrós /  PratParadis
Masia La Costa  - 17773 Albanyà
T/ + 34 872 004 142
 ; M/ + 34 622 217 468

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September 14 (Sat.) y September 15 (Sun.)    Tàrrega, SPAIN

Días Sabado 14/9 y Domingo 15/9 de 9h a 19h30 con pausa al medio día
Clinic para un maximo de 5 jinetes  (que sepan ir en paso/trote y galope sin problemas)
l’Escola Hípica : Podeu trucar al: Roger: Tel: 34 630.952.932; 
Mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Ubicació de les instal·lacions
Camí de Vilagrassa a Verdú s/n
25300 Tàrrega
(A 200 mts de la carretera de Sant Martí de Maldà)

 

 

NEW!!       September 18 - 22 (Mi - So)  GERMANY Private 90-minute BOOKINGS AVAILABLE  at two venues, plus Friday afternoon Demo at Kramar.

Leichlingen / Wednesday, May 18th; Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st: 8 bookings still available. 

Contact: Meike Böttcher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>; Tel: 49 (0) 177 175 35 45

Venue: Pferdeland Leide / www.pferdeland-leide.net 

Zum Buschtor 3, 42799 Leichlingen (Rheinland)

 

Jülich / Thursday, May 19th and Sunday, May 22nd: 5 bookings still available. Contact:  Marie Massmann < www. hippophilos.de>

Email:  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>; Tel: 49 (0) 171 655 64 28

Venue:  Marie Massmann

Bahnhofstrasse 17  / 52428 Jülich, GERMANY
 
 
FRIDAY, September 20th.  3 - 8 PM  DESMOND DEMO at KRAEMER!

 MEGA STORE Leverkusen
Reusrather Strasse 36
42799 Leichlingen

 

 

September 30 (Son.)  Kaptensstallet / Rickeby 9  74012 KNUTBY, Sweden; <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>; Tel: 46 (0)733424809 /

Don't miss this last chance to work with Leslie before winter!

These hours with Leslie and  horses will help riders from any discipline refine their feel and release on the ground and from the saddle. 

October 10 - 13    Foundation Farms  /  Dahlonega, GA One-on-Coaching - Auditors Welcome

VENUE: 560 Oak Grove Rd  Dahlonega, GA 30533 /

Contact: Deni Cobb This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; TEL: 1-706-331-1332

October 25 - 27  Dove Creek Ranch / Canyon, TX Fundraiser for unwanted Horses

VENUE: 16201 Gordon Cummings Rd. / Canyon, TX 79015 / www.dovecreekranch.com; Tel: 806-553-0696;

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 8 - 10    Krogh Ranch / Atwater, CA One-on-Coaching - Public invited

Stall reservations:  7615 State Hwy. 140 Atwater, CA 95301; Tel: 209-357-8866; Mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clinic Reservations Contact: Shawna Dahl <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

November 17    Hoofprints on the Heart  /  Livermore, CA  Fundraiser for Community

2014

May 29 - June 1, 2014  Saughs Farm, Cumbria, UK/ 1-1 Coaching - Public invited

 

For Accommodations, Directions, Stabling Reservations and Clinic Signup: Sally Spencer + 44 (0) 1697748346 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /   www.improveyourhorsemanship.co.uk  Deposit and Final payments can me made to Leslie Desmond online. Thank you.

 

June 6 - 8, 2014  Saughs Farm, Cumbria, UK / THE FOOTFALL CONNECTION: Learn how Hoof Function & Care, Anatomy (Genetics, size), Use, Livery options and Feed can affect your horse's locomotion and longevity.  10 spaces available. Write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration package and course materials. Include contact details and post address.

 

For Accommodations and Directions, Contact: Sally Spencer + 44 (0) 1697748346 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.improveyourhorsemanship.co.uk  / Deposit and Final payments can me made to Leslie Desmond online. Thank you.

 

 Lisa Krogh  April 24-29

Heather Barklow  May 1-4

Stephanie Abronson  May 8-10

 

June 19 - 22     SPRINGHILL  / 2824 Jean Duluth Road, Duluth, MN 55804; http://www.springhillmn.com/Contact Brigid Pajunen:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel: 218-391-6454

June 26 - 29     THE EQUESTRIAN COOP Ashland, WI / Contact: David Onan;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel: 612-226-1198

 

BRING A HORSE

CALIFORNIA  / MARCH 2015  3-week course

CALIFORNIA / OCTOBER, NOVEMBER 3-week courses

 

 

Are you interested in a 3-week or a 5-week apprenticeship in 2015? The classes are forming now.

To receive details and a registration packet, send your contact details to Laura here:

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Spring 2013 Tour OVERVIEW -- Join Leslie in Colorado, California, Kentucky, Nevada and Europe

Spring 2013 Tour -- Please scroll down to learn about important study materials that Leslie prepared to help you better understand the "feel & release” approach to handling and riding horses.  

New clinics and updates to scheduled clinics can be found right here:  www.facebook.com/thefeelofahorse  I welcome you to join that page if you wish.

For additional detail about the clinic format, directions and fees for each event, please see clinic listings

Read more about the tour...

Not a Moment to Waste!

Recommended sites, books, DVDs and courses to assist animal lovers in their decisions about nutrition and health-care.  I urge you to take a look and have a think on these important subjects!

Find out more about what you, your loved ones and your animals are REALLY eating --  and what is happening to all of our bodies, because of it.

 

http://www.seedsofdeception.com

 

LDfunrideKGUNI

Succeed using Feel & Release! Monthly Q & A with Leslie Desmond

 

Prepare your horse for a promising future using feel & release.

Learn more and find out how!

Two tele-seminars for adults riders, and one for children, coming up in June!

 

A premiere online class with Leslie Desmond for students of horsemanship in the UK and EU starts on . . . 

Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00 - 9:00 GMT / (19:00 - 21:00) London, UK time!)

And, UK and EU students of horsemanship can join in every 3rd Tuesday of the month thereafter!  

In the USA, Canada, Mexico and South America you can also learn more about horsemanship through feel & release online.

Last spring (2011), Leslie started an online coaching program to help riders who could no longer afford to attend clinics far from home.

After a recent hiaitus to accommodate conflicting travel plans, the US tele-class resumes  Wednesday, June 20th, from 8:00 - 10:00 PM (EST).  

In June, Leslie will be hosting the US event from Spain, and the seminar will finish promptly. (If you are in Spain, check the online calendar for clinic details -- June 16-24 in the Barcelona area!)

Each month you will gain confidence, and your horse will too. Join the growing horse community that wants to know how to ride and handle their horses using less force, and more feel! 

"Is it not a great pleasure to make new friends who share a love of horses, but also want to have the lightest possible aids and hands, and learn how to improve the human-equine connection? Using less force, more refinement and better feel . . . takes you right there and I'm finding that a lot of other interesting people seem to agree!" LD.

 Horsemanship through Feel & Release leads the practitioner to lighter hands quickly, which is a main reason this is the approach preferred by many professionals and horse owners who want to compete.

You now have the opportunity to learn online from Leslie 3 times each month, at no charge.  There are two tele-classes a month (Discussions with Questions & Answers) for adults:

1. UK and EU / 3rd Tuesday each month (7:00 - 9:00 -or- 19:00 - 21:00  - GMT)

2. US class, (North/South American time zone)  for adults  / 3rd Wednesday of each month (8:00 - 10:00 PM-EST) ; and

3. US class for children  /  4th Wednesday each month (7:00 - 8:00 PM-EST)

Note to all participants: If you wish to discuss something in particular about your horse, or a problem you are having with other horses, please write to Leslie at:  

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You will receive an invitation to DROPBOX where your photos and videos can be uploaded prior to the discussion.  Using this upload feature, Leslie will be able to provide you with an informed response to help you over the impasse, past your plateau, and on to better times with your horse. Others can share in the learning and will greatly appreciate the the gift from YOU and YOUR HORSE as they proceed faster on their own journey . . . towards refinement using feel & release.

If you prefer to have a private online lesson with Leslie, you may write to her with details, here: 

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If you wish, Leslie will create a private folder so that you may share your images and videos only with her. These will be viewed and then discussed directly with you; or you can view them toegther. They will not be viewed by anyone else. This option gives Leslie the chance to evaluate your situation at a deeper level and develop a sound plan for you to resolve in the short and/or long term, as need dictates. The standard fee for a 90-minute private tutorial applies $175.00.

Registration for private tutorials can be scheduled from any tele-seminar calendar page. Learning tools from Leslie's shop may also be purchased directly from the calendar page links.

HOW TO JOIN THE TELESEMINAR!

 On the scheduled day and time, from a cell phone, land line or skype, (www.skype.com)

NOTE:

Dialing Instructions for Guests

Conference ID: 112881#

Primary Number: (206) 402-0100

Backup Number: (623) 255-3832

Local Numbers: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/Local/

If you are using SKYPE,  go to www.skype.com and download the free software to your computer. Then using the letters on your keyboard, type in the word "joinconference" and follow the instructions form there.

 UK-EU class on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST (19:00 - 21:00) 

and

US class on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 8:00 - 10:00 PM GMT (20:00 - 22:00)

 

 Discussion  with Questions and Answers

 

Topic 1:

What does "setting the horse up to succeed" mean?  Sounds like a good idea, but how can I do this?

Leslie explains her understanding of the ways horses thinks, and the reason he/she chooses the best response from his/her own point of view, to suit that moment.

She will go review and analyze your photos and/or DVDs with you, and make the best suggestions on how to help him. Especially when emotions are running high, a person can more easily overlook the reasons not to hurt the horse's feelings, or his body in any way.  The best way to get to "yes" -- a yes that becomes an enduring poart of that horse's foundation that can be drawn on anytime later when things get sticky or full-blown off track  -- is slowly, using feel and release.

In the same conference, Leslie will help the nervous first time horse owners understand how to proceed. Skilled horse trainers and seasoned competitors have also been shown her way to lighter hands in these discussions.  Leslie can help anyone to increase their capacity for refinement through her tele-conference. In lieu of a hands on demonstration or private coaching, her own experience working a lifetime with horses, combined with useful tips and suggestions that were shared with her by her mentors, Ivan Taylor, Bill Dorrance, Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, and Buck Brannaman -- make the tele-conference a good option when you have reached a plateau, or get yourself in a real tangle without an obvious, clear exit.

Topic 2:

Tips to help you get started, or  keep you right on track! 

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AND, COMING UP NEXT for CHILDREN!

 May 23, 2012  from  7:00 - 8:00 PM (EST-US)

Young Horse Lover’s Topics:

Topic 1: Build Trust with your New Horse!

Topic 2: How does a horse balance? 

How a horse balances in nature and under saddle is important for all riders to be aware of. There are many ways to present a request to a horse from the ground, but some ways carry over better to the connection you will have with his mind, mouth and feet after you are sitting on his back! The discussion will focus on the best way to improve timing and feel of the feet at the walk and trot, and when requesting a backup.

 (The sessions on the 4th Wednesday were designed for children ages 4 - 14, but if you are new to horses and find that the pace and content of the other conferences are too advanced at the moment, please join in! You can get caught up right here!  If there are children online, please ask your questions after they have asked theirs. Leslie will get to everyone; answers are geared to the individual. Arrangements can be made for a private coaching session online if you are not satisfied that your questions were answered in the hour allotted for the younger riders.)

Please have a pen or pencil and paper handy for this part of the discussion.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!  Leslie

PS 

Visit the Calendar for other topics and future clinic dates!