Schedule for Dove Creek Ranch in Canyon, Texas

 SCHEDULE for October 25 - 27, 2013 in Canyon, TEXAS 


VISIT LESLIE  at Dove Creek Ranch this coming weekend and LEARN HOW to use Feel & Release for beautiful and efficient maneuvers! English and Western Riders on all breeds of horses are welcome! 


At Leslie's events, children and young adults 21 and under are always welcome at no charge.


 Dove Creek Ranch

16201 Gordon Cummings Road  

 Canyon, Texas 79015 


QUESTIONS? Contact Leslie here: 602-228-7612




This weekend in Canyon, Leslie will explain the approach and demonstrate the straightforward techniques that Bill Dorrance showed her during her extensive apprenticeship.  Come and check it out!


What will you learn? By the end of this weekend you will clearly understand the feel & release philosophy and few simple techniques that more and more people are using successfully to  get most out of their horse experience -- on horseback and a'foot!

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 Germany, Spain, Norway, UK, Sweden, Finland, France, Hungary and Italy representing many disciplines have taken Leslie's lead and support to successfully re-launch their careers into an exciting new direction.  In less time than imagined, they have even surpassed their stated goals using feel & release and are moving ahead with renewed enjoyment in their work, and a confident refinement in their approach to their students and their horses.

This approach was advocated by master horseman Bill Dorrance. Feel & release is both carefully explained and well-illustrated in the 368-page classic training manual, "True Horsemanship Through Feel” that Leslie co-wrote and published for Bill in 1999. A few years later, Leslie produced the 10-C audio book, "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel". She is now quite close to completing two new books (“Riding with Bill” and “The Feel of a Horse” that she has been working on for the last few years.

This weekend in Canyon, Leslie will explain the approach and demonstrate the straightforward techniques that Bill showed her during her extensive apprenticeship.  Come and check it out! 

Can't make the weekend commitment?

Enjoy the Friday afternoon demonstration and get the essential points to think about and techniques to carry home that will change your connection to horses for the better from that point forward.

She will demonstrate the techniques, angles and body alignment necessary to lighten up the hands, release the horse's withers and shoulders into maneuvers on a loose leading rein, and much more.  Important upper body and leg positions will be shown and as riders refine their presentation to their horses using feel & release. Auditors, as well, will be amazed to realize how simple is it to achieve and maintain correct equitation necessary for a horse to perform at its optimum capacity Friday, October 25, 2013 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM and then please join us for a dinner in town.


During the private 90-min. lesson format on Saturday and Sunday (from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM with a lunch break at 12:30 - 2:00 PM) riders and auditors will be immersed in the simple but essential aspects of Leslie's horse-training foundation.  (See schedule, below.)

 You will see what Bill Dorrance showed Leslie about refining the presentation to the horse using feel & release. 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.

 Sat-Sun Daily Schedule

FOUNDATION BASICS   /   90-minute private lessons 

9:00 - 10:30

Short Break

11:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 2:00     PLEASE STAY FOR LUNCH  / $7.00


Saturday -- Grass-fed beef burgers with all the fixin's

Sunday -- Beef Burritos and Frank Castillo's famous beans

 Lunch for youth is offered compliments of Dove Creek Ranch. Wow! 

2:00 - 3:30

Short Break

4:00 - 5:30

5:30 - 7:00

Plan for some intensive study,  and a whole lot of fun.



On the horizon . . .


The Texas is followed by demonstrations and clinics scheduled in California

(November 7-10 in Atwater, and November 17 in Livermore.)

Watch for Details on the schedule.

Dec. 13- 15, 2013 -  Cape Cod, MA

Jan. 17 - 19, 2014 - Cape Cod, MA

March 28 - 30, 2014  - Ontario, Canada


Coming up in 2015 . . .


Horse lovers (over 18) who are interested registering for the 2015 apprenticeship program can send complete contact details here:


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Please be sure to include the following details in your initial contact: (email, phone, post address).




Application / registration packets course description will be sent out in mid-December.


Have a wonderful day!