08August2022

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SITES for APPRENTICESHIP COURSE 2015-2016

 

 

Each apprentice will register to attend two venues per year.  Selection of the preferred location and two backup choices should be noted in  your application. Four riders per venue except where noted. Thank you!

Questions? Please contact Laura here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

2015

 

February 7 - 28 JC Horseshoe Ranch / Tarpley, TX

March 14 - April 3 Douglas Ranch / Paicines, CA

April 18 - May 9 Private venue in Colfax, CA

June 3 - 24 Korumdalen / Rakkestad, NORWAY

July 5 - 26 Kalvfalls Ranch / Österbymo, SWEDEN

August 1 - 22 Woodwind Farm / Hawkestone, Ontario, CANADA

Sept 13 - Oct. 4 Glacier Valley Ranch / Ward, Colorado

Oct 24 - Nov 14 The Seven Springs Ranch / Glide, Oregon

Nov 28 - Dec 19 Tarrega (Lleida) SPAIN

 

2016 DATES CONFIRMED -- PLAN AHEAD!

 

Feb 6 – 27 TBA / Tombstone, AZ

March 6 – 27 JC Horseshoe Ranch / Tarpley, TX

April 3 – 25 Douglas Ranch / Paicines, CA

May 1 – 22 Private venue in Colfax, CA

June 5 – 26 Korumdalen / Rakkestad, NORWAY

July 3 – 24 Kalvfalls Ranch / Österbymo, SWEDEN

August 7 – 28 Woodwind Farm / Hawkestone, Ontario, CANADA

September 4 – 25 Glacier Valley Ranch / Ward, Colorado

October 2 – 23 The Seven Springs Ranch / Glide, Oregon

November 6 – 27 Tarrega (Lleida) SPAIN

August 10 - 12, 2018 / Kapten's Stallet, Knutby, SWEDEN

DETAILS about the upcoming events WILL BE POSTED SOON! 

Leslie Desmond / 602-228-7612

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 The public is welcome! 

Youth riders 16 and under are welcome at no charge.

July 29, 2018  / Alexandria,OHIO Pvt. https://www.facebook.com/events/423764024793573/

August  10 - 12, 2018  /   Kapten's Stallet, Knutby, SWEDEN*

August 16 - 19, 2018  /  Kalvefalls, Ydre, SWEDEN*

August 23 - 26  /  Reserved NORWAY - TBA

September  14 - 16  /  Circle C Ranch, Ft. Lupton, Colorado

September  21 - 23  /  Esch Ranch, Nunn, Colorado

September 28 - 30  / Woodwind Farms, Canada

October 26 - 28  / Etter Events Center, Muntschemier, Switzerland  Contact: Gertrud Muralt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOVEMBER   / Spain - France

 *  Space for Two Demo horses;  Accepting 6 riders in SWEDEN for horsemanship and jumping with Leslie Desmond and Show Jump Coach Antonio Hidalgo from Barcelona.  

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Coaching Takes a New Turn at Leslie Desmond School of Horsemanship

July 22, 2014

 

Coaching others in horse handling and riding is the main reason for my life, and so it has been since 1965.

Fewer clinics than usual were scheduled in 2014 to accommodate a shift away from public coaching to full-focus on helping my students to develop their varied horse-related careers.  I will devote 2015 and 2016 to coaching 20 students from around the world who have indicated a willingness, and demonstrated the skills and aptitude necessary to continue learning and refining their connection to horses in the spirit of Bill Dorrance's Legacy of Feel & Release. Each will do this in his or her own best way.  More information about this upcoming opportunity can be found in the post below.

The 2015 - 2016 apprenticeship still has 20 openings; it will be held in the US and EUROPE. where I will coach intermediate-advanced riders and trainers from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Registration materials and course description will be sent out before August 1st now that all the venues are confirmed. 

If you are a candidates for the progra, send a request for registration application along with complete contact details here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have already submitted this information and not received your registration paperwork, your application will be mailed in just a few days.

Over the last four decades I have had a lot of help learning how to reach horses in some very effective old-fashioned ways.  I have reached many people who also love and care for them in similar ways, and who deeply appreciate the contribution that Bill Dorrance made to their horses through his timely gift of wisdom. The realization that so many horsemen and horsewomen share my enthusiasm about Bill Dorrance's  "feel & release" philosophy and training techniques leaves me, for the time being, at a loss for words.  That so many also want to share this uncommon knowledge about horses and their ways with the next generations of horse lovers moves me greatly.

My heartfelt thanks for the successful events during 2014 is extended with gratitude to the following people:

Cape Cod, MA  Ginny Parker / Whispering Cowgirl

Rexford, NY  Union College, Aude Bechu / Double E Farm

North Egremont, MA / Mary Brazie / Sheffield Whinnies 4-H

Longmont, CO  Kathy Johnson, Michele Beehner / Medicine Horse Program

Atwater, CA   Shawna Dahl and Lisa and Tony Krogh / Krogh Ranch 

Glide, OR  Stan and Linda D. Young, Joyce and Art Redcay and Heather Barklow / Rusty Pistol Ranch

Switzerland / Gertrud Muralt and Claudia Damiani

Duluth, MN Brigid Pajunen and Leah Nelson / Spring Hill Farm

Ashland, WI David Onan and Jason and Emily Saffert / The Equestrian Coop

And soon . . . there are four clinics in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Spain.  

 

This marks the end of my career as a public horsemanship coach.  

After the apprenticeship program is completed in December 2016, I will be available for private coaching. In the interim, if you would like help or feedback, feel free to load your video clips to you tube and send me a link here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Best regards,

Leslie Desmond

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HORSEMANSHIP, LLC

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From outside USA: 001-602-228-7612

 

 

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Can you help a horse in transition today?

What can someone who loves horses do to help them?

 Ask your local horse rescue center, Humane Society or animal welfare organization if they are accepting volunteers to groom and clean, feed and transport horses, or give supervision and support to prospective owners while they “interview” their new horse. 

If these tasks don’t fit your qualifications, schedule or style, perhaps you can team up with someone to schedule a fundraiser for the organization with Leslie or one of Leslie’s recommended students / associates to benefit the unwanted horses in your area.

As soon as possible, they need to be paired up with appropriate new owners who will give them what they need in order to lead a healthy and happy life!

 

What can horse trainers and riding instructors do to help? 

Stable owners, trainers, 4-H and Pony Club leaders and riding coaches of all disciplines are encouraged to offer "how-to" instruction and coach volunteers while they get invaluable hands-on experience in horse handling through feel & release. Learning tools to help understand this approach are available through Leslie Desmond's International School of Horsemanship. (Inquire here: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>)

 

THERE IS URGENT NEEDS FOR the SMALL BUT IMPORTANT JOBS!

 

 

 Do you have a special skill and some extra time that you would be willing to share with us to help get horses placed and cared for even better in the interim?

Can you or someone you know who loves horses help local rescue and rehabilitation groups with saddle fit, farrier and barefoot hoofcare skills, equine dental care, advice on nutrition, leather craft, horse care, fence repair, haymaking, general maintenance, hand-walking, grooming, riding or transporting horses?

What about office management skills such as data entry, mailing list management, bulk mailings, graphic design, photography, digital media editing, fund raising, event coordination and marketing?

HORSES AND PONIES, MULES and DONKEYS WITHOUT HOMES NEED HELP in these areas and other ways. Your time, your thoughts, prayers, sweat will ensure a better future for many of them. It is always needed and greatly appreciated! Find out who’s doing what in your community and get involved! A horse lover whose dream finally comes true will never be the same again. . . .  and a happier horse will thank you for it!

 

Leslie Desmond

International School of Horsemanship, LLC

PO Box 1057

Great Barrington, MA 01230 USA

1-602-228-7612

 

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COUNTDOWN for the Scholarships available in SWEDEN for the Kalvefalls Clinic August 14 - 17, 2014

Calling SWEDEN!

 

There is still time to register for a rider position at the 14-17 August Clinic in Kalvefalls! 

 

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced riders considered for limited scholarship!

 

Check your schedule, visit the Kalvefalls registration page, and contact Laura for details.

 

BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR COMPLETE CONTACT INFORMATION IN YOUR REQUEST. Thank you!

 

clinics@lesliedesmond.com

Scholarship funding made possible by Jon and Martha Andersson