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November 12 - 15, 2020 / Pinellas Park, Florida / CANCELLED - To be re-scheduled

RIDE and TRAIN YOUR HORSE USING FEEL & RELEASE 

with 

LESLIE DESMOND

Hosted by Mandy Finan, Trainer and Coach

to be held at

 

6301 94th Avenue

Helen Howarth Park Arena

Pinellas Park, Florida  33782

Thursday (Evening Demo)  Friday -  Sunday,  November 12 - 15, 2020

 

VISIT LESLIE in Pinellas Park, Florida at the Helen Howarth Park Arena

and LEARN HOW to use Feel & Release for beautiful and efficient maneuvers!

 

 (Be prepared to get the most from this limited time around Leslie.... read the FAQ sheet, and check with sponsor to see if there is space.  Then enroll below. Thanks!)

 

English and Western Riders on all breeds of horses are welcome!

 

VENUE:   Pinellas Park, Florida  at the Helen Howart Park Arena.

https://www.facebook.com/mandy.finan.9

 

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Or call:     +1 (727) 434-0802

 

   

 

 

Bill Dorrance's 20 legacy of horse handling and riding through Feel & Release continues.

If you are a horse trainer and have reached an impasse with a client's horse, this is a good opportunity to break the cycle.

Trainers in many countries, representing many disciplines have taken Leslie's help and successfully re-launched their careers into an exciting new direction and reached their goals using feel & release. Leslie still uses and teaches the approach advocated by master horseman Bill Dorrance.

The philosohphy, photos and text that explain the details involved with handling, training and riding horses this way can be found in the classic training manual, "True Horsemanship Through Feel", co-authored by Bill Dorrance and Leslie.

At this event, she will school horses in the demonstration for 90-minutes. During the session, as needed, she will coach the trainer/owner one-on-one in the techniques. (Note: On a case by case basis, Leslie reserves the right to determine if a public environment is the appropriate situation for every each individual to participate in the work she is doing with his/her horse.)

A horse need not be particularly troubled to enroll in this class. Leslie does, however, accept difficult horses, young horses, and frightened / confused horses of any age or breed. 

Your Questionnaires and ALL RELEASES must be received by the sponsor at least 30 days prior to the event. Thank you!

What will I learn?

In this clinic you will learn the foundation -- philosophy, techniques and angles/position -- necessary to lighten up your hands, position your upper body and legs while you ride.

You will learn what Bill Dorrance showed Leslie about refining the presentation to the horse using feel & release on the ground and from the saddle, too. All breeds and riding styles are welcome.

After this, you will know were the feet are, how to replace them, and be able to adjust your horse's head, neck, shoulders, rips, loin and hips  . . .  all this with lighter hands as you refine your new skills on the ground and in mounted work, too.

You will learn how to set your horse up to succeed so that few if any corrections are needed.

For some people this is a revolutionary concept. For others, it is an idea that was suspected to have validity all along, but the best route to accomplish that illusive task was not known or , for some reason, not easily managed.

Leslie will explain these details and demonstrate the approach thoroughly on DEMO NIGHT, November 12th.  Please come!  And bring a friend!

 

 On site REGISTRATION  (walk in and pay at the door!) 

 

OPENS at 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020.   

 

The DEMO starts at  5:00 PM.

 

SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR PRE-PAYMENT DISCOUNTS

&

RIDER REGISTRATION, LINKS TO ONLINE

 

 

COACHING OPTIONS, SHOP AND LINK TO Leslie's Feel of a Horse DISCUSSION GROUP.

 

Please remember to bring your PayPal receipt with you; this is your proof of pre-payment.

Auditors 16 and under are always welcome at Desmond's clinics, without charge! 

Young adults 17 years of age and over can save $65 on a 4-day pass  Novemebr 12 -15, 2020.

 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

Thursday Evening, November 12, 2020 / 5:00 - 8:30 

 

1st DEMO HORSE   5:00 - 6:30 PM

 

BREAK / Discussion / Refreshments    6:30  - 7:00  PM

 

2nd DEMO HORSE   7:00  -  8:30 P M

 

 

Friday - Sunday, November 13 - 15, 2020

 

8:30  9:30  GET TO KNOW  the HORSES AND RIDERS

 

9:30 -11:00    Horse and Rider Team #1

 

11:00  12:30  Horse and Rider Team #2

 

12:30 - 2:00 PM LUNCH

 

2:00 - 3:30   Horse and Rider Team #3

 

3:30 - 5:00   Horse and Rider Team #4

 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR  RIDERS and AUDITORS. 

 Please be sure that you have completed and submitted your rider’s applications, questionnaires and photo release forms prior to reserving a rider space online. Available from Mandy Finan / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Coming by the day to learn and keep a chair warm? $50 walk  /

SAVE $65 with purchase of a 4-day pass. 

 

4 - Days AUDITOR PASS  /November 12 - 15, 2020     $125  (Save $65)

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3 - Day AUDITOR PASS /  November 13 -15, 2020     $110  (Save $45)

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Thursday Evening DEMONSTRATION         November 12, 2020 / 5:00 - 8:30     

Auditor     DEMO Fee  $45  

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Auditor - ALL-DAY FRIDAY, November 13, 2020    $45.00

 

Auditor - ALL-DAY SATURDAY, November 14, 2020    $45.00

 

Auditor - ALL-DAY SUNDAY, November 15, 2020    $45.00

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL RIDERS: 

Outfitting saddles with safety stirrups has been a strong recommendation for my students since the 1990s. This year, a breakaway stirrup is required on all saddles and helmets must be worn. There are many varieties and brands to choose from online. English versions are to be found at any well stocked tack shop. My preference for western saddles is a stirrup manufactured by the McCoy family's STI from Laurel, Montana. Their website can be found here, or researched later on for the custom size and style you need at www.breakawaystirrups.com.

Not an online shopper? No worries! Contact them directly by calling 888-308-0848 and request a brochure!  When you get in a bind, you and the people who care about you will be thrilled that you did!

 

CONTACT MANDY FINAN

 

https://www.facebook.com/mandy.finan.9

 

 

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Or call:     +1 (727) 434-0802

 

 

 

November 12, 2020 / 5:00 - 8:30 

 

Demo Horse Fee    $175.00   / Limit 2

 

 

 PRIVATE 1:1 COACHING Class (Limit 4 riders) / November 12 - 15, 2020     $500.00

 

OR

 

$250 Non-refundable deposit for PRIVATE 1:1 Coaching Friday - Sunday, November 12 - 15, 2020.

This payment is due on or before October 5, 2020. Thank you.

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$250 Final Payment for PRIVATE 1:1 coaching  Thursday - Sunday, November 12 - 15, 2020.

This payment is due on or before November 5, 2020. Thank you.

 

******   All riders, please note that familiarity with (previous study of) Leslie's Learning library and attendance at the Friday demonstration is recommended.

 

Learning tools can be found at  https://www.feelofahorse.com/ 

 

(Be prepared to get the most from this limited time around Leslie.... read the FAQ sheet, and check with sponsor to see if there is space.  Then enroll below. Thanks!)

 

Request membership access to Feel of a Horse closed facebook group here!

This way, you can benefit from the shared learning curve other students make available to group members who seek similar lightness and willingness not achievable through pressure and release techniques. 

 

I look forward to seeing you at Mandy Finan at the Helen Howarth Park Arena, in Pinellas, Florida!

 

Leslie Desmond

 

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